The George P. Shultz Energy Policy Working Group takes a balanced approach toward sustaining the economic, environmental, and security dimensions of energy policy.

Rapid advances in technologies and resources put the United States in a position of strength with respect to our energy system. Having grown accustomed to reacting to external energy dependencies, however, we find ourselves without an energy strategy of our own. Now is a time for US businesses and policymakers to prioritize how use these strengths to meet emerging social and geopolitical energy goals.

The working group’s participants convene periodically to deliberate these choices. And they organize ad hoc expert and practitioner research groups to identify sector-specific risks in energy transformation and to propose constructive policies to address them. In doing so, its participants carry forward former Secretary of State George Shultz’s nonpartisan, market-oriented, and problem-solving approach towards a US energy and climate strategy.

Arun Majumdar

Arun Majumdar

Senior Fellow

Dr. Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University, a faculty member of the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy), and senior fellow and former director of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He is also on faculty in the Department of Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Thomas F. Stephenson

Thomas F. Stephenson

Former Hoover Institution Chairman of the Board of Overseers

Thomas Stephenson is a long time partner of Sequoia Capital, a prominent Silicon Valley based venture capital firm. Prior to joining Sequoia in 1988 he spent 22 year at Fidelity Investments in Boston where he helped found Fidelity Ventures in 1969 and later ran that very successful operation for many years. More recently Mr. Stephenson served a 19 month stint as the United States Ambassador to Portugal, 14 months at the end of the Bush ‘43 Administration and then for the first 5 months of the Obama Administration.

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