Energy Circle Event: Book Chat with Richard K. Lester, Author of “Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System”

When: Thu December 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Organization: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

Location: MIT Stata Center, Room 32-155 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Speaker(s): Richard Lester is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Website: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/join-the-energy-circle-for-a-book-chat-with-richard-k-lester/

Come to a book chat with Richard K. Lester, author of
“Unlocking Energy Innovation:  How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System”

Lester’s new book on energy innovation, co-authored with David M. Hart of George Mason University, shows why energy innovation offers us our best chance to solve the three urgent and interrelated problems of climate change, worldwide insecurity over energy supplies, and rapidly growing energy demand.  More about the book.
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Read the book and be prepared for a lively discussion. Order the book from the MIT Press

Energy innovation offers us our best chance to solve the three urgent and interrelated problems of climate change, worldwide insecurity over energy supplies, and rapidly growing energy demand. But if we are to achieve a timely transition to reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, the U.S. energy innovation system must be radically overhauled.

Unlocking Energy Innovation outlines an up-to-the-minute plan for remaking America’s energy innovation system by tapping the country’s entrepreneurial strengths and regional diversity in both the public and private spheres. The authors map three waves of energy innovation to show how we can speed up the introduction of new technologies and business models and accelerate their deployment on a massive scale.