Sasha Mackler is Research Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy. He joined the Commission in 2002 after spending several years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Markets Division. At the Commission, Sasha conducts work on the economic, technological, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption. His focus is on the potential for low carbon energy technologies to diminish the risks of climate change and enhance U.S. energy security and, in particular, how these technologies could be developed and deployed at a large scale. While at the EPA, Sasha was involved in the design and evaluation of national emissions trading programs. He also had a lead role in overseeing the Agency’s primary economic modeling tool for the electricity sector.
Sasha’s technical expertise includes economic and financial analysis, the engineering of energy production, and emissions trading policy design. Prior to his graduate studies and employment with the EPA, Sasha lived in London and worked with an engineering firm specializing in high performance building design. Sasha holds a B.S. in Geo-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and both an M.S. in Earth Resources Engineering and an M.P.A. from Columbia University. Sasha lives in Maryland with his wife Ana and their son Soren.