To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Amory B. Lovins, one of the world's leading experts on energy systems, will give a talk on how to imagine a world without fossil fuels, without climate change, and with safe, affordable energy for all. He will demonstrate how smart businesses are creating an explosively growing movement to defossilize fuels, and how the US can get completely off oil and coal by 2050.
Amory B. Lovins, a consultant physicist and innovator in energy and its links with resources, security, development, and environment, has advised the energy and other industries for four decades as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. His work in 50+ countries has been recognized by the “Alternative Nobel,” Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, 12 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Time Hero for the Planet, National Design, and World Technology Awards.
Cofounder and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute—an independent, nonprofit think-and-do tank that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources—his work as its Chief Scientist has lately included leading the superefficient redesigns of numerous buildings, several vehicles, and $30+ billion worth of industrial facilities in 29 sectors. His latest books with various coauthors include Natural Capitalism, Small Is Profitable, The Essential Amory Lovins, and Reinventing Fire. In 2009, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
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