David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the early 1970s. He currently co-directs the Natural Resource Defense Council's Energy Program.

    Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances that are currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States as well as Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. He negotiated the agreement that led to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, and he helped design energy efficiency programs with utilities and state regulatory agencies. Goldstein initiated and coordinated the dialogue that led to the adoption of tax incentives for efficient buildings in the U.S. in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He was a founding director of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the New Buildings Institute.In addition to initiating and directing research on how urban structure affects the usage of automobiles, Goldstein originated the Location Efficient Mortgage® to implement the results.

    David Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.




His affiliations and awards include:

MacArthur Fellowship in 2002
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest
California Alumni Association’s 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement

David B. Goldstein is the author of Saving Energy, Growing Jobs

Visit his blog at http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/about/