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Clean Energy: DC2VC - White House Policy Meets Silicon Valley Technology and Investment

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March 25, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Room Offsite
ABOUT THE EVENT:

This event will inform entrepreneurs, investors and researchers about the Obama Administration's policies, programs and initiatives to support clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship. Attendees will have a chance to discuss the President's approach with senior Administration officials, leaders of the clean energy industry, and top researchers and policy experts.

Sponsored by Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

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 & 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, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Engergy (ARPA-E). He became the first Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (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 business and law schools. 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 position he was an executive with a private equity firm that invests in clean energy projects and a venture-backed renewable energy technology company.

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