Amory Lovins – 1964 Scholar

Physicist Amory Lovins, a Massachusetts Scholar from the Program’s inaugural year, is cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute and Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge, Inc. Published in 29 books and hundreds of papers, his work has been recognized by the “Alternative Nobel,” Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, nine honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Jean Meyer, World Technology, and TIME “Hero for the Planet” Awards. Lauded by Newsweek as “one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers,” Dr. Lovins advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency, and has led the technical redesign of $30 billion worth of facilities in 29 sectors to achieve very large energy savings at typically lower capital cost. In 2008, U.S. News & World Report named him one of “America’s Best Leaders.”