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 the company expands and loses its startup feel but his leavetaking doesn’t fit this mold. He’s always been more of a policy guy he was part of Obama’s transition team and was rumored to be on the short list for energy secretary who seemed more interested in broader energy issues than even Google could accommodate.
That said, Reicher’s accomplished a lot at Google in the past year. Continue reading Dan Reicher quits Google for Stanford policy shop. Is Washington next?