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Is Obama’s Secretary of Energy List Shortening?

Dec 18, 2012
(The Washington Post)

One name seems to be popping up increasingly in the chatter about possible picks to replace the likely departing Steven Chu as secretary of energy: Tom Steyer, head of Farallon Capital Management, one of the world’s biggest hedge funds

Steyer, a billionaire and major Democratic donor, is highly regarded by the White House, snagging a coveted spot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Steyer wrote a multimillion-dollar check and teamed with former secretary of state George Shultz to help defeat a referendum that would have rolled back California’s ambitious renewable energy legislation. And he donated millions to create sustainable energy and a finance center at Stanford University, and $25 million to launch an energy sciences institute at Yale.