As Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance expands its influence in clean energy, we want to let key players know more about our work. And so, welcome to our inaugural newsletter!
During 2014, the center’s faculty, fellows, and students have analyzed the potential for various government incentives and alternative sources of private sector investment in advancing clean energy. These range from Master Limited Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Trusts, and tax-exempt financing to endowments, pension funds, and family offices.
We’re also looking at energy policy and finance at the state level – throughout the country and across the political spectrum. And we’re digging into how countries such as China and India are developing clean energy systems.
At our home at Stanford’s law and business schools, we’re seeing growing awareness of energy issues among students. Enrollment is swelling in our clean tech and energy project development courses as interest in advanced technologies – from renewables and energy efficiency to fossil and nuclear – rises among business, law, engineering, and public policy students.