Reinventing Fire: Changing the energy rules for a growing economy

3 April 2013

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

Robert HutchinsonThe Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a US based organisation which specialises in delivering sustainable options and strategic scenarios for communities to improve the liveability of cities. Its mission is “to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources” especially via integrative design and systems thinking. Their strategic focus, executed through specific initiatives, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficient and renewable energies and holistic approaches to develop liveable cities. Since 1982 they have designed and applied many innovations to help make the world richer, fairer, cooler, and safer – from contributions toward tripled-efficiency cars, trucks, and airplanes, energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, community economic development, and more.

RMI’s next initiative is Reinventing Fire, a program that will bring together 30 years of innovation. It aims to change the way most people have been getting and using energy since the Industrial Revolution. It will clarify choices on how to speed the transition away from the use of fossil fuels, by showing what exists, what works, what makes sense and makes money, and what can change the world.

In this talk, Managing Director of RMI, Robert ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, focused on strategies for Australia to create a new energy future. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts and an opportunity to ask questions.

Hutch Hutchinson is a guest of the United States Studies Centre and is participating in the Delivering a Sustainable Future City workshop, supported by the New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment.

Co-presented by Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney.

 

VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Tom Switzer

Are we overcommitting in Iraq?

Australia's committment of more troops to the fight in Iraq represents dangerous mission creep in a conflict that many Americans are already weary of, says research associate Tom Switzer.


Malcolm Jorgensen

Netanyahu plays wedge politics in the US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put himself in an awkward position between Congress and the White House in a bid to influence American foreign policy towards Iran. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen looks at the move.


 

 

Follow us on Twitter Become a Facebook fan Watch us on YouTube See us on Flickr Watch us on Vimeo RSS