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Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed

Wrigley Lecture Series

Amory Lovins

  • Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

The world is on the road toward a clean-energy system based on increasingly cost-competitive technologies. These new winners include energy efficiency, solar, wind, and flexible demand through a smart grid, integrated with geothermal, biomass, and hydro.

Join us as Amory Lovins describes how we can remove the barriers to renewable energy—to save our climate, protect our economy, and restore our energy security. Then, after the talk, Carbon Nation director and School of Sustainability Professor of Practice Peter Byck will engage Lovins and the audience in a full-throttled discussion.

Amory Lovins has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles. Lovins is the chief scientist for Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank™ that “drives the efficient and restorative use of resources, creating a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever.” Lovins was named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people. He has authored 31 books, including Reinventing Fire, Winning the Oil Endgame, and Natural Capitalism.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.