Climate Action Summit

Amory Lovins

Rocky Mountain Institute

Recovering physicist Amory Lovins is cofounder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, www.rmi.org. He also has been energy advisor to major firms and governments in more than 60 countries for over 40 years. Currently, Mr. Lovins is co-leading a major effort for China’s National Development and Reform Commission to explore an ambitious efficiency-and-renewables trajectory to inform the 13th Five Year Plan.

A Harvard and Oxford dropout, former Oxford don, honorary U.S. architect and Swedish engineering academician, Mr. Lovins has taught at 10 universities, most recently Stanford and the Naval Postgraduate School. He also advises the chief of Naval Operations and is a member of the National Petroleum Council. In 2009, Time named Mr. Lovins one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy listed him as one of the 100 top global thinkers. He has been the recipient of the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo and Mitchell prizes; the MacArthur and Ashoka fellowships; the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design and World Technology awards; and 12 honorary doctorates. Mr. Lovins is the author of 31 books and more than 530 papers. His latest books include “Natural Capitalism” (1999, www.natcap.org), “Small Is Profitable” (2002,www.smallisprofitable.org), “Winning the Oil Endgame” (2004,www.oilendgame.com), “The Essential Amory Lovins” (2011) and “Reinventing Fire” (2011, www.reinventingfire.com).

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