Speaker Series: “Exploring the Solar Dominance Hypothesis” with Hunter Lovins

Join BCRES in welcoming Hunter Lovins for a fun evening of exciting antidotes to climate depression.

Hunter will discuss the thesis of one of her recent papers: “A pathway to rapid global solar energy deployment? Exploring the solar dominance hypothesis,” published in Energy Research & Social Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.05.007. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629619301914).

The talk will describe why it is highly likely that solar and storage will provide at least half of world power by 2030, and cover the accelerating pace of renewable deployment, despite Federal efforts to drive a contrary outcome.


L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions. NCS helps companies, communities, and countries implement more regenerative practices profitably.

A professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, Hunter was named a Master at the De Tao Academy in Shanghai. She sits on the convening committee of WE-All, and Capital Institute Advisory Board. A founding mentor of the Unreasonable Institute, she teaches entrepreneuring and coaches social enterprises around the world. She is CEO of Change Finance, an impact investing firm.

A consultant to scores of industries and governments worldwide, including International Finance Corporation, Unilever, Walmart, the United Nations and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as sustainability champions Interface, Patagonia and Clif Bar, she has briefed heads of state, leaders of the numerous local governments, the Pentagon, and officials in about 30 countries, as well as the UN, and the US Congress.

Hunter has written 16 books, including the recently released A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life. She has won dozens of awards, including the European Sustainability Pioneer award, and the Right Livelihood Award. Time Magazine recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet, and Newsweek called her the Green Business Icon.

Hunter will also be available after the presentation for a book signing and will have a table set up for attendees to purchase her latest book.

Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side)
The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park at all times.

6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation
8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, please send the info via email to bcres@cres-energy.org.

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.