Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Sasha Mackler has joined the organization as director of its Energy Project.
Mackler brings with him more than two decades of experience working in energy policy and energy innovation. He has devoted much of his career to working at the intersection of energy policy and commercial markets, scaling emerging energy technologies, and developing innovative business models and policy frameworks that promote the use of low carbon energy systems.
“We are thrilled to have Sasha return to BPC to lead our energy portfolio,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “His leadership and expertise in emerging energy markets, as well as experience driving energy and climate policy, will be invaluable to both BPC and the national debate.”
“We are at a critical moment in history where the United States is poised to lead the transition to a clean energy future,” said Mackler. “I’m excited for this new opportunity to join BPC’s Energy Project and work alongside people who share my commitment to making this future a reality.”
Prior to directing BPC’s Energy Project, Mackler served as vice president of Summit Power Group’s carbon capture business focusing on clean and domestic fossil fuel-based energy markets. He then went on to oversee market development activities for Enviva, the largest biomass fuel supplier to the global utility industry.
This is Mackler’s second time at BPC, having first joined as the research director for the National Commission on Energy Policy, where he was instrumental in creating a comprehensive series of policy recommendations, many of which were incorporated into the Energy Policy Act of 2005—the first all-encompassing national energy legislation in over 10 years.
Furthermore, Mackler launched BPC’s energy innovation portfolio and led the formation of the American Energy Innovation Council. He has unique expertise on energy-related issues ranging from low carbon power and fuels, geoengineering research, and climate impacts and adaptation.