David B. Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. He has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department and U.S. Department of Energy. At Columbia, Sandalow also serves as Co-Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs.
From Spring 2009 to Spring 2013, Sandalow served in positions at the United States Department of Energy, including Under Secretary of Energy (acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs 
Prior to his appointment at the U.S. Department of Energy, he was a Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Energy and Environment Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He also chaired the Energy & Climate Change Working Group at the Clinton Global Initiative.
He was Executive Vice President at the World Wildlife Fund from 2001 to 2003.
Sandalow serves on the Board of ReNew Power, India's largest renewable power developer, and as an advisor to a number of other companies.
He wrote Freedom From Oil: How the Next President Can End the United States' Oil Addiction .
The plot centers around a fictional Presidential Plan to End Oil Dependence, detailed below:
|Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
October 28, 1999 – January 19, 2001
John F. Turner