Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Amory Lovins Coming to Town
I just received a note from Nick Brown about a unique intellectual opportunity. Amory Lovins, the founder and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute and author of Soft Energy Paths, Natural Capitalism, and Winning the Oil Endgame will present at the Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Community Room, from 9:00 to 10:30AM, next Monday, June 23. It'll be a rare opportunity to listen to and pick the brain of one of the world's most insightful and intelligent thinkers about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy policy.
This is yet another interesting meeting that I will be unable to attend. Like the Green Building Council and almost every other event related to sustainability, this one is also scheduled during work hours for those of us who work for a living. If you can attend these lecture and roundtable presentations, you are lucky to be your own boss, be retired, be a consultant, be a city employee, be a Cowbird, be a house-sitter, be a kept spouse, or be drawing unemployment. Otherwise, you might start thinking these events are scheduled for the convenience of the presenters instead of being intended to reach an audience of average citizens who would like to know more about the topics.
If Dan Coody can somehow wedge himself onto the stage and get a speaking part, maybe we can watch a replay of the presentation about 20 times on the Government Channel.