An expert on energy and climate change, Sonia Aggarwal, was named on Thursday by President-elect Joe Biden as the senior advisor for climate policy and innovation, the latest of several key Indian American nominees for his administration.
She led America’s Power Plan, bringing together 200 electricity policy experts, at Energy Innovation, of which she was a co-founder and Vice President, according to the biography from Biden’s transition team.
Aggarwal also directed the team that developed the Energy Policy Simulator to analyze the environmental, economic, and public health impacts of climate and energy policies
Earlier, she managed global research at ClimateWorks Foundation, “where she worked on the McKinsey carbon abatement cost curves and led research for the American Energy Innovation Council”, the biography said.
Born and raised in Ohio, Aggarwal has a masters at Stanford University in civil engineering.