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Reinventing Fire | Amory Lovins


AmoryReinventing Fire, with Amory Lovins
Sunday, 8:00pm

How to run a 2.6-fold-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 with no oil, coal, or nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, $5 trillion cheaper, needing no new inventions or Act of Congress, led by business for profit.


Adventures In Ape Language
Tuesday, 5:00pm

Encounters with some much higher primates.


Natural Capitalism
Wednesday, 5:00pm

How to do business as if nature and people were properly valued, and thereby make more money, do more good, have more fun, and gain stunning competitive advantage.

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, 11 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Jean Mayer, Time Hero for the Planet, National Design, and World Technology Awards.

A Harvard and Oxford dropout, former Oxford don, honorary architect, and Swedish engineering academician, he has briefed 21 heads of state and written 31 books and over 450 papers. Cofounder of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), his work as its Chairman and Chief Scientist has lately included leading the super efficient redesigns of numerous buildings, several vehicles, and $30+ billion worth of industrial facilities in 29 sectors. He led the creation of two of RMI's five for-profit spinoffs: E source, www.esource.com, and Fiberforge, www.fiberforge.com, of which he is Chairman Emeritus. His latest books include “Natural Capitalism” (www.natcap.org, with P. Hawken & L.H. Lovins), “Small Is Profitable” (www.smallisprofitable.org), “Winning the Oil Endgame” (move.rmi.org/oilendgame), “The Essential Amory Lovins,” and “Reinventing Fire” (www.reinventingfire.com).

The most recent of his visiting posts in ten universities were as 2007 MAP/Ming Professor in Stanford University's School of Engineering (www.rmi.org/stanford) and currently as Professor of Practice at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council. 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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