Stanford Launches $100 Million Green Institute

Monday, Jan 12, 2009  |  Updated 6:40 PM PDT
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Stanford Gets Energy Boost

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Stanford University has announced a $100 million initiative to study energy issues.

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Stanford Gets Energy Boost

Stanford got some major investors to go for the green on Monday, which will give the university a major shot in the arm.
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Stanford University has announced a $100 million initiative to study energy issues.

The new Precourt Institute for Energy announced Monday will be dedicated to research on energy security, renewable energy sources and global warming.

The founding donors are Stanford alumni Jay Precourt, an energy executive, and Thomas Steyer and his wife Kat Taylor.

Steyer is a Stanford trustee and managing partner of Farallon Capital Management.

The donors say that even in an economic downturn it's essential to direct research dollars to solving energy problems.

Energy issues, they say, affect everything from economic to national security policy.

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