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Environmental sustainability is on President Obama’s agenda, and in this panel discussion we hear from senior government energy and technology officials on what’s up and coming in this area. Experts discuss the administration’s policies, programs, and initiatives to support clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship, in particular. The event was a panel discussion convened by the Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint initiative of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Law School.
Aneesh Chopra is the White House chief technology officer, and in this role serves as an assistant to the President and associate director for technology within the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals, from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.
Arun Majumdar is the acting under secretary of energy and director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). He became the first Director of ARPA-E, the country’s only agency devoted to transformational energy research and development, in October 2009.
Dan Reicher is executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint initiative of the Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business. He served in the Clinton administration as assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy. He was also a member of President Obama’s transition team. Reicher comes to Stanford from Google, where he served since 2007 as director of climate change and energy initiatives. Prior to that, he was an executive with a private equity firm that invests in clean energy projects and a venture-backed renewable energy technology company.