Sonia Aggarwal was appointed senior advisor to President Biden for climate policy and innovation in the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy in January 2021.
Previously, Aggarwal was vice president of Energy Innovation, where she led initiatives to identify and design energy policies that will reduce emissions in the highest emitting countries around the world. Using a computer model developed in-house, Aggarwal and her team quantified the cost and emissions impacts that climate and energy policies have within a region, providing tailored advice on how to design these policies for maximum effectiveness.
In 2012, Aggarwal spearheaded the creation of America’s Power Plan, which produces and curates expert information for decision-makers—utility regulators, governors’ staffs, power system operators and many more—providing tailored advice on how to lead and support the transition to a decarbonized power system.
Prior to Energy Innovation, she managed global research at ClimateWorks Foundation and advised on several clean energy initiatives. Aggarwal holds a B.S. from Haverford College in astronomy and physics, and an M.S. from Stanford University in engineering, focused on energy.