Vitality Innovation Coverage and Know-how LLC® is proud to announce that Sonia Aggarwal will turn into its new CEO, beginning in late February.
Sonia was a founding director of Vitality Innovation greater than a decade in the past. She constructed Vitality Innovation’s coverage analysis, modeling, and evaluation groups over eight years till she was appointed to serve within the Biden Administration. Sonia has deep expertise in power modeling, evaluation, and coverage design in lots of the world’s largest-emitting nations and areas. Her technical experience is simply as notable, with levels in astronomy, physics, and engineering
Sonia’s new position will embrace main the group and dealing carefully with companions and policymakers to design and implement the simplest local weather and clear power insurance policies in key jurisdictions throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.
“I’m thrilled to return dwelling to Vitality Innovation, with its sharply aimed work and matchless expertise,” mentioned Sonia Aggarwal. “Local weather coverage is at an inflection level, and we, alongside our companions, should capitalize on this moment-Vitality Innovation is my excellent dwelling for this problem.”
Sonia’s profession has persistently been marked by taking over complicated challenges to extend local weather ambition, and profitable these challenges. Her most up-to-date posting was within the Biden White Home the place she served as Particular Assistant to the President for Local weather Coverage, Innovation, and Deployment. Whereas there, Sonia helped to set the nation’s excessive degree local weather targets together with the dedication to chop economy-wide greenhouse gases by 50-52 % under 2005 ranges in 2030. She superior local weather coverage priorities in Congress and the federal authorities to assist the U.S. reduce emissions on the pace required by local weather science whereas creating good jobs, slicing prices for households, strengthening and securing the financial system, and pursuing environmental justice for all communities. She additionally co-chaired the Biden Administration’s Local weather Innovation Working Group, and centered federal initiatives to reinvigorate clear power manufacturing throughout the nation. This work, and that of her colleagues, is now enshrined within the Inflation Discount Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation, in addition to different essential legislative, regulatory, innovation, and manufacturing advances.
Vitality Innovation-and Sonia-are steadfastly dedicated to nonpartisan local weather motion with Democrats and Republicans on the federal, state, and native ranges within the U.S., together with a broad vary of policymakers the world over. The group enthusiastically seeks alternatives to work with leaders who need to advance local weather change options that work for individuals and their communities.
Hal Harvey will stay at Vitality Innovation within the position of Founder the place he’ll proceed to steer features of our worldwide work, counsel policymakers on emissions discount methods, construct our power safety portfolio, and proceed his life-long dedication to advancing bold local weather insurance policies that drive real-world influence.
“These of you who know Sonia will immediately perceive why we’re so thrilled to have her rejoin Vitality Innovation as our CEO,” mentioned Hal Harvey. “She has the technical depth, the political insights, and a surprising real-world observe record-all complemented by distinctive emotional intelligence. Please be a part of me in welcoming her!”