Join Sonia Aggarwal as she discusses the imperative need for climate policy, and discover why she decided that despite being an engineer, policy was the most important place for her to be. Learn about Sonia's personal experience working in the White House on landmark climate bills and policy.
Sonia is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Innovation, where she leads the organization and works closely with partners and policymakers on effective climate and clean energy policies across North America, Asia, and Europe.
Before this, Sonia served as Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy, Innovation, and Deployment in the Biden administration, where she helped to develop the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and to set the nation's high-level climate targets, including the commitment to cut economy-wide greenhouse gases by 50-52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. Sonia also co-chaired the Biden administration's Climate Innovation Working Group and focused federal initiatives to reinvigorate clean energy manufacturing across the country.
Sonia has deep experience in energy modeling, analysis, and policy design in many of the world's largest-emitting countries and regions. She spearheaded creation of America's Power Plan, a platform to identify innovative thinking on decarbonization policy solutions for affordable, reliable electric power. She holds a B.S. from Haverford College in astronomy and physics, and an M.S. from Stanford University in engineering, focused on energy.
This event is the keynote for our Learning for Action “Dingoes” cohort, and is open to the public to attend.