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Samantha Gross

Fellow, Energy Security and Climate

Brookings Institution

District of Columbia


Government International Policy Policy

Samantha Gross is a fellow in the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate. Her work focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, and policy, including climate policy and international cooperation, energy efficiency, unconventional oil and gas development, regional and global natural gas trade, and the energy-water nexus.

Gross has more than 20 years of experience in energy and environmental affairs. She has been a visiting fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center. She was director of the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she directed U.S. activities under the Clean Energy Ministerial. Prior to her time at the Department of Energy, Gross was director of integrated research at IHS CERA, where she managed the IHS CERA Climate Change and Clean Energy forum and the IHS relationship with the World Economic Forum. Gross holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in environmental engineering from Stanford, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Keywords: energy, climate, oil, gas, renewable energy, electricity, energy transition