Physicist Amory Lovins is co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is an advisor to major firms and governments worldwide on advanced energy efficiency and authored 31 books and over 630 papers. He is a recipient of the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards.
An honorary architect, Swedish engineering academician, and former Oxford don, he has taught at various universities and served on the National Petroleum Council from 2011 to 2018. He was named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine in 2009, and as one of the 100 top global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2016, the President of Germany awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit.