NW Energy Angels Leadership Lunch
Reinventing Fire - Bold Business Solutions
A Luncheon Conversation with Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
REI Seattle Conference Center, 222 Yale Avenue North, Seattle
Rocky Mountain Institute's initiative, "Reinventing Fire" provides an inspiring and credible vision of, and practical business-led pathways to, a U.S. economy free of oil and coal by 2050, and of natural gas thereafter. "Reinventing Fire" synthesizes and links innovations in technology, design, policy and business strategies across four sectors -- transportation, buildings, industry, and electricity.
The highlight of the lunch was Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) co-founder, chairman, and chief scientist Amory Lovins as he shared how "Reinventing Fire" can change minds and clarify choices by showing what exists, what works, what makes sense and makes money, and what can change the world.
Joining Lovins was David Allen, McKinstry Executive Vice President, and Rogers Weed, Washington State Department of Commerce Director, for an interactive discussion moderated by RMI Chief Executive Officer Michael Potts as they explored how the Pacific Northwest can "Reinvent Fire" in our move to a carbon-free future.
Amory Lovins is an advisor to major firms and governments worldwide on advanced energy efficiency. He is the author of 30 books and over 450 papers; and recipient of numerous awards, including the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed Future Energy, Nissan, Shingo, MacArthur, Heinz, Right Livelihood, National Design, World Technology Awards, and others. In 2009, Time named Lovins one of the world's 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
David Allen, McKinstry
Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
Rogers Weed, Washington State Department of Commerce
Michael Potts, Rocky Mountain Institute