Dan Reicher

Commentator

Dan W. Reicher is Executive Director of Stanford University’s Center for Energy Policy & Finance and previously served as Assistant Secretry of Energy in the Clinton Administration and Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives at Google. He has a home in Warren Vermont.

Seventy-five years ago today at 6:56 pm, the modern renewable-energy era began. On a mountain in Vermont called Grandpa’s Knob, the world’s first megawatt-scale wind turbine was connected to the electric grid, generating power for thousands in the Champlain Valley below.