Neelesh Nerurkar covers climate, transportation and geopolitical issues. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, as energy advisor to the White House and U.S. Department of State and as an energy policy specialist at the Congressional Research Service.
During his time in government, Mr. Nerurkar developed, analyzed and implemented a wide range of energy security, oil and gas and clean energy policies. Mr. Nerurkar worked previously as an economist at BP, where he informed corporate strategy and planning through energy market analysis and contributed to the annual Statistical Review of World Energy.
Mr. Nerurkar is a former Vice President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and former President of its National Capital Area Chapter. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.