About Andy Darrell

Andrew H. Darrell

Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance


Areas of expertise:

Clean energy financing, smart grid, energy efficiency, air quality, environmental justice


Andy Darrell wears two hats at EDF: Chief of Strategy, Global Energy and Finance, and New York Regional Director. Andy develops solutions that combine policy change and private investment, with a particular passion for ways to deliver clean energy and less pollution in large cities. He is developing strategy for EDF’s efforts to remove policy and finance barriers to clean energy in the US, Europe and internationally.

Andy serves as member of New York City’s Sustainability Advisory Board, beginning with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and continuing in that role with Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Before joining EDF, Andy was an associate at Davis Polk and Wardwell and founding executive director of two organizations mobilizing political and financial support for waterfront redevelopment for public space. In 2010, he was recognized as by Environmental Advocates of New York as advocate of the year.

Andy is a trustee of several philanthropic organizations, including International House (Chair, programs committee and member, audit committee); the Van Alen Institute (Vice-Chair, executive committee); and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. He chairs the board and is President of the Stiftung ProEvolution, based in Switzerland, which expands access to clean energy in developing countries and helps innovative projects in climate and education scale up through networks and marketing.


  • J.D. (Law Review) from the University of Virginia
  • Masters, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • B.S. (magna cum laude), Georgetown University