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Disruptive Energy Futures: Perspectives from Amory Lovins

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Technological Institute, LR4, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kimberly Leroi   (847) 467-3396

Group: Trienens Institute

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Join Amory Lovins, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) for a lecture "Disruptive Energy Futures: Perspectives from Amory Lovins".

Who: Amory Lovins, RMI
What: "Disruptive Energy Futures: Perspectives from Amory Lovins"
When: Wednesday, October 11 | 5-6pm
Where: Technological Institute, LR4

This event is co-hosted by the Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy, the Querrey InQubation Lab, and the INVO Innovation and New Ventures Office.

Free event. Registration required. 

About the Presentation: Fossil fuels have probably peaked and in this decade will enter terminal decline, squeezed between more-efficient use and renewable supply. Both are undergoing revolutionary change—including from “integrative design” that can make the energy-efficiency resource severalfold larger (yet cheaper) than previously assumed. These emergent disruptions bring into question almost everything we thought we knew about energy—and imply that major gains in public health, security, and climate protection are not costly but profitable. 

About the Speaker: Physicist Amory Lovins is Cofounder (1982) and Chairman Emeritus of RMI (formerly Rocky Mountain Institute); author of 31 books and over 850 papers; a designer of super­efficient buildings, vehicles, and industrial plants; and a half-century advisor to major firms and governments worldwide on advanced energy efficiency and strategy. He received the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards, and Germany’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, former Oxford don, honorary US architect, Swedish engineering academician, and 2011–18 member of the US National Petroleum Council, he has taught at ten universities and is currently Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford. 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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