California Clean Energy Fund
Dan Adler is President of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), a nonprofit, evergreen venture capital fund created to accelerate investment in California's clean energy economy. CalCEF Fund I, employing a fund-of-funds model, is invested in 40 young companies covering the full range of clean energy technologies. In 2006 CalCEF founded the nation's first university center on energy efficiency, the Energy Efficiency Center at the University of California at Davis, and in 2008 launched the CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund and an affiliated public policy and market intelligence organization, CalCEF Innovations. Prior to joining CalCEF, Mr. Adler was a senior analyst in the Division of Strategic Planning at the California Public Utilities Commission, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard and was senior staff for climate change policy. In addition to energy issues, Mr. Adler has professional experience in international trade policy and socially responsible investment. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University.