Over 25 years of experience in energy and environmental policy, finance, and technology. He has served three Presidents and has been named one of the five most influential figures in U.S. clean energy by Oilprice.Com.
- Executive Director of Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint center of the Stanford business and law schools where he holds faculty positions.
- Board chair of the American Council on Renewable Energy.
- Directed Google’s climate and energy initiatives; was an investor and executive in the clean energy industry,
- Served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Energy Department Chief of Staff in the Clinton Administration.
- Was a Member of President Obama’s Transition Team; staff member of President Carter’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island.
- Board Affiliations: Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution.
B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College; J.D. from Stanford Law School. He also studied at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and MIT.