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The Antidote to Climate Depression: How to Solve Climate by 2030

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Hunter Lovins | Eban Goodstein | Duane Peterson

Can we really stop climate change soon? Yes. Low-cost solar plus low-cost battery storage are fast emerging as "the dominant backbone" of a future global energy economy. Join an evening of conversation on the Solar Dominance Hypothesis: the idea that the 2020’s highly will experience a massive global market disruption in energy, so that within ten years 50% or more of power will be produced from solar plus storage. Combined with Green New Deal type policies to ensures justice in the transition, this could open the road to “solve climate”—the energy side—over the next decade.

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panel discussion | audience Q&A | networking + refreshments

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM CHAT BEGINS: 6:45PM


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

L. Hunter Lovins is a founding professor at the Bard MBA program and the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions(NCS), a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for heads of state, departments of defense, energy agencies and hundreds of state and local agencies. Hunter has co‐authored fifteen books and hundreds of articles, and was featured in the award‐winning film, Lovins On the Soft Path. Her best‐known book, Natural Capitalism, Won the Shingo Prize. It has been translated into a more than three dozen languages and summarized in Harvard Business Review. Its sequel, The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic Ass, won the Atlas Award. Her book, Creating a Lean and Green Business System again won the Shingo Prize. Her latest book, A Finer Future won the Silver Nautilus Award.

Eban Goodstein is an economist and the founding Director of the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. His is author of three books: Economics and the Environment, now in its eighth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming; and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Economist, and USA Today. In recent years, Goodstein has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and is on the Steering Committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment. He his a past member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation and the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative.


Duane Peterson is the Co-President of SunCommon and has a storied history of career adventures, all with one common thread: organizing people to take meaningful action towards positive change. Duane moved to Vermont in 1996 to work alongside Ben Cohen at Ben & Jerry's, and to advise them on how to use the company as a force for social change. After 12 years as Ben’s Chief of Stuff, Duane left to launch his latest venture – SunCommon. SunCommon is a market solution to climate change. SunCommon is also a Vermont Benefit Corporation and a Certified BCorp, and since it’s inception seven years ago, it has quickly grown to be Vermont’s largest provider of residential and community solar. Recently, SunCommon expanded its presence into the Hudson Valley. NY. Duane has been a part of the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) community for two decades and was recognized in 2015 with its Terry Ehrich Award. His wife Laura served as VBSR’s Program Manager back in the day and now manages PR at Ben & Jerry’s. Values-led business runs in their family. Duane is also a member of the Social Venture Network and serves on the Boards of VBSR and VPIRG.

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