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What's Past is Prologue: Lessons from the Past 40 Years of Energy Policy

Sustainability Series

Roger Sant

  • Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation
  • Chairman, The Summit Foundation

Since the first energy crisis in 1973, conventional wisdom about US energy markets has focused on problems of scarcity, rising prices, environmental clean-up costs, and whether we can increase efficiency, reduce consumption and still grow the economy. In this reflective talk, Sant examines the errors of conventional wisdom and what our experience tells us about the ability to meet our newest challenge: carbon pollution.

Before starting the AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 global power company, in 1981, Sant was assistant administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration. He also directed the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.

We are at capacity with RSVPs for this event. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.