Dian is a Precourt Energy Scholar with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) and an Affiliated Scholar with the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. Dian helped found the Stanford Energy Internships in California and the West (SEICW) program and created PIE’s on-line California and Western Energy Lecture Series.
Precourt Energy Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
Dian Grueneich is an internationally recognized energy policy expert. She began her career in the late 1970s, helping develop the first-ever building codes, appliance standards, decoupling policies, and clean energy programs. Dian served as a Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission from 2005-2010, leading efforts on energy efficiency and demand response, including the development of California’s first Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan and adoption of California’s zero energy building goals. In 2019, she has co-created an on-line professional development course, “Building Energy Efficiency: Technology, Policy, and Finance,” that will be available under Stanford’s Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Professional Certificate.