The Rocky Mountain Institute and the Dallas Institute's Environmental Forum
The Dallas Institute's Environmental Forum will collaborate with Rocky Mountain Institute in the Dallas unveiling of RMI's new initiative Reinventing Fire, which aims at "mapping and driving the business-led transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewable energy" by 2050.The program features a keynote presentation by RMI President and CEO Michael Potts, followed by a panel discussion with environmentalists and thought leaders, including Hunter Hunt of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at SMU; Brent Brown, Founding Director of buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and Director of Dallas' CityDesign Studio; and Arun Banskota, President of NRG Energy's Electric Vehicle Services. The program will also include an opening reception and a short film presentation.
CEO and President Michael Potts leads Rocky Mountain Institute, a Colorado-based "think-and-do-tank" with approximately 80 architects, scientists, engineers, communicators, and administrators. Before joining RMI, he held numerous leadership positions in various businesses and now frequently speaks to business leaders about transforming the way we source and use energy. Reinventing Fire is RMI's vision and blueprint for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 needing no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, and one-third less natural gas. In the electricity sector, technological advancements lay the foundation for a vision of a renewable and distributed customercentric electricity system that is efficient, renewable, distributed, and affordable.
Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dallas Institute:
6-9 pm; reception 5:30 pm
DIHC, RMI, and Community Partner members: $30,
Nonmembers $40, Member Teachers $10
Online registration is closed; please call 214-871-2440 to register.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this program possible.