Stanford Graduate School of Business Co-Founds $7 Million Interdisciplinary Energy Center
Together with the Stanford University Law School, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) recently announced the creation of a new interdisciplinary center designed to foster development of clean energy technology.
The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance will focus on policy and finance in its approach to identifying and deploying clear energy technology. The center’s creation comes as part of a wide-ranging university-wide energy effort.
Creation of the new interdisciplinary center was made possible by a $7 million gift from Stanford alumni Thomas Steyer (MBA ’83) and his wife, Kat Taylor (JD/MBA ’86). The Steyer-Taylor Center will be housed at both the GSB and Law School and has been designed to provide a broad platform for research on energy policy and finance that can help increase public support for and capital flows to clean energy technologies.
“We believe that Stanford is uniquely positioned to change our nation’s attitudes and capabilities regarding how we make and use energy. What our university did for the information revolution, it must now do for the energy revolution,” Steyer said in a statement announcing his and Taylor’s gift.
Dan Reicher (JD ’83) will serve as executive director of the new center. Reicher was assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy during the Clinton administration, a member of President Obama’s transition team and, most recently, director of climate change and energy initiatives at Google. In addition to leading the new center, he also has been appointed a professor of law at the Law School and lecturer at the GSB.
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