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Dan Reicher quits Google for Stanford policy shop. Is Washington next?

Former assistant energy secretary, NRDC attorney and all-around green energy superman Dan Reicher has left his post as Google’s director of climate change and green energy initiatives to join Stanford’s new energy policy and finance center. Reicher’s departure has been framed in the context of Google’s widely reported struggles to hold onto top employees as…

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The Week In Green Energy: Government As A Long-Term Investor

With the clock ticking on key stimulus-funded renewable energy programs, green capitalists are concerned. They are pressing Congress and the Obama administration to extend these funding programs, including the very popular 1603 direct cash grants. Cleantech investors and developers want more than one-time handouts and are asking for long-term government funding.� At stake, they say…

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Google’s Dan Reicher: A Conversation at REFF About The Valley of Death

A conversation with Google’s Dan Reicher about bridging the �Valley of Death�.

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Private Sector Renews Push for CEDA

Entrepreneurs and investors active in the green energy sector have been pushing hard over the last several months for the creation of a Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), a government entity that would provide flexible credit support for development and deployment of green energy technologies. Legislation that creates an industry-friendly version of CEDA is slowly making its way through the senate, and on June 29 over 40 prominent venture capitalists and CEOs sent a letter to President Obama urging him to work with congress on legislation that provides for the immediate creation of the federal agency.

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