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Stanford Climate Ventures is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Teaching Team

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David Danielson is the managing director of Breakthrough Energy Ventures and the former assistant secretary of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama. 


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Joel Moxley is a Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. He currently teaches Stanford Climate Ventures (ENERGY 203). Joel received his B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute for Technology. He is a partner at Echelon and a member of the investment team of Breakthrough Energy Ventures. 

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Jane Woodward is a founder and Managing Partner at MAP Energy and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University where she has taught classes on energy and environment since 1991. Jane is an advisor and director for several energy transition companies and funds. Jane received her B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds an M.S. in Applied Earth Science and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. 

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David McColl is the Executive Director of Stanford Climate Ventures. He received a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering and an M.S. in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University. He is an Adjunct Professor in Energy Resources Engineering, a research fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance, and a partner at Echelon.