2013 EMC Featured Keynote Speaker Amory Lovins
The Association of Energy Engineers and Rocky Mountain Institute are pleased to announce a strategic partnership for training and certification. Rocky Mountain Institute is a Gold Sponsor for the 31st EMC event. Rocky Mountain Institute's Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Amory Lovins, will be the featured Keynote Speaker at the Opening Session for EMC. In addition, Rocky Mountain Institute will host a conference session on Mastering Deep Retrofits: Strategies and Applications.
Amory Lovins, a consultant physicist, is Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute and Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation. He is among the world’s leading innovators in energy and its links with resources, security, development, and environment. His wide-ranging innovations have been recognized by the Blue Planet, Volvo, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, 11 honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Foreign Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards. He advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency, has briefed 20 heads of state, and has led the technical redesign of more than $30 billion worth of industrial facilities in 29 sectors to achieve very large energy savings at typically lower capital cost. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, he has published 29 books and hundreds of papers and has taught at eight universities, most recently as a 2007 visiting professor in Stanford University’s School of Engineering. In 2009, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands, no lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. No leaking nuclear wastes or spreading nuclear weapons. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, forever.
That richer, fairer, cooler, safer world is possible, practical, even profitable-because saving and replacing fossil fuels now works better and costs no more than buying and burning them. Amory Lovins will discuss how business-motivated by profit, supported by civil society, sped by smart policy-can get the US completely off oil and coal by 2050, and later beyond natural gas as well. Lovins will discuss a robust path for integrating real, here-and-now, comprehensive energy solutions in four industries - transportation, buildings, electricity, and manufacturing - melding radically efficient energy use with reliable, secure, renewable energy supplies.
Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, these startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.