Whole system thinking and radical energy efficiency
Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute)
Mr. Lovins presentation is in conjunction with the 4th Annual Colloquium on the Environment. This year s event is also sponsored by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the University s Finance and Business Environmental Stewardship Strategy, the Center for Sustainability, and Penn State Outreach. It is open to all faculty, staff, students of Penn State, and to the general public.
For more information on the Colloquium please visit: http://psiee.psu.edu/news/colloquium.asp.
Lovins Short Bio:
Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist, is a consultant experimental physicist educated at Harvard and Oxford. He has received an Oxford MA (by virtue of being a don), nine honorary doctorates, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood ("Alternative Nobel"), World Technology, and Time Hero for the Planet awards, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, the Nissan, Shingo, Mitchell, and Onassis Prizes, and honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects.
He has lately led the redesign of $30 billion worth of facilities in 29 sectors for radical energy and resource efficiency. He has briefed nineteen heads of state, held several visiting academic chairs (most recently the 2007 MAP/Ming Professorship at Stanford), written twenty-nine books and hundreds of papers, and consulted for scores of industries and governments worldwide.
The Wall Street Journal named Mr. Lovins one of thirty-nine people worldwide "most likely to change the course of business in the '90s"; Newsweek has praised him as "one of the Western world's most influential energy thinkers"; and Car magazine ranked him the twenty-second most powerful person in the global automotive industry.