Rocky Mountain Institute CEO to Discuss "Natural Capitalism and Energy Security"

Amory B. Lovins, co-chief executive officer of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will discuss, “Natural Capitalism and Energy Security,” on Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium in Sage Hall at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Originally trained as an experimental physicist, Lovins drew attention for his ideas on energy issues during the oil crises of the 1970s. Since then, his work has focused on using market forces to solve a variety of economic, social and environmental problems through the promotion of resource efficiency.

In 1982 he and Hunter Lovins founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, a resource policy think tank based in Colorado. The institute has launched enterprises such as the for-profit electric-efficiency information service known as E Source and an automotive startup called Hypercar, Inc.

Armory B. Lovins has authored or co-authored 27 books and hundreds of papers, including “Soft Energy Paths: Toward a Durable Peace” (1977) and “Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution” (1999). He has received the Happold Medal from the United Kingdom Construction Industry Council, Time Magazine’s designation last year as “Hero for the Planet,” and the World Technology Award. He holds academic degrees from Harvard and Oxford and six honorary doctorates.

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