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Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher is executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, a joint center of the Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he also holds faculty positions. Reicher has more than 25 years of experience in energy technology, policy, and finance, including serving in the Clinton administration at the Department of Energy as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and recently as a member of President Obama's Transition Team. Reicher came to Stanford in 2011 from Google, where he served since 2007 as Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives. Reicher also serves as senior advisor to the Atlantic Wind Connection, a project backed by Google and other investors to build an underwater transmission line for offshore wind power along the U.S. east coast. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and Chairman of the Board of the American Council on Renewable Energy. He is also a member of the boards of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Hewlett-Packard Environmental Advisory Council, and the Advanced Energy Economy Advisory Committee. Before his position at Google, Reicher served as president and co-founder of New Energy Capital Corp., a private equity firm funded by the California State Teachers Retirement System and Vantage Point Venture Partners to invest in clean energy projects. In the Clinton administration, Reicher served for eight years at the Department of Energy as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, and Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs.