Sam specializes in renewable energy technology and messaging, with a focus on framing the clean energy revolution as the clear path to tackling climate change. He writes the Climate Nexus Clean Energy newsletter, a weekly synthesis and analysis of the top news about renewables. Sam identifies and interprets new scientific and policy research on climate and energy. He works with utility companies, non-governmental groups and clean energy startups to help explain and promote new developments in the global energy transformation.
Sam holds a doctorate in Earth and Environmental Sciences from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His dissertation, "Carbon Emission Policy in the United States: State Patchwork vs. National Policy," explores the variability of state climate policies in the U.S. that has developed in the absence of a national policy. He taught a course, "Climate Change and Public Policy," at Queens College while working on his Ph.D.
As a native New Yorker, Sam loves to bike around town, try to get lost, and immerse himself in the texture and history of the city.