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William Chandler

William Chandler
President, Transition Energy, Ltd, Annapolis, MD

Board dates

2010 - 2012

William Chandler is president of Transition Energy and research director for the Energy Transition Research Institute (Entri). He is a member of the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academy of Sciences. Chandler is founder of and advisor to Dalian East Energy Development, Co. (DEED), which builds clean energy power plants in China. He previously held the position of external senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment from 2007 through 2010. He also served as Senior Staff Scientist and Laboratory Fellow for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the Battelle Memorial Institute. Chandler taught international relations in energy and environment for 15 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Study and was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 1999, Chandler received the first Global Climate Leadership Award from the International Energy Agency for his work in China and Russia. He is the author of numerous books on energy, climate, and environmental conservation and his articles have been widely published in both scientific and popular journals. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Harvard University.