is chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. Published in 31 books and over 450 papers, his innovations linking energy, design, security, environment, and development have received many global awards. He has advised major firms and governments in 50+ countries for 40+ years on advanced energy and resource efficiency.
Reinventing Fire: Advanced Energy Efficiency and Renewable Supplies for Secure and Affordable Energy Without Oil or Coal
Rocky Mountain Institute's 2011 "grand synthesis," Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, shows how a 2.6x-bigger 2050 US economy could need no oil, coal, or nuclear energy; get the same or better energy services $5 trillion cheaper in net present value, excluding all external or hidden costs; and require no new inventions nor Acts of Congress, with the transition led by business for profit.