Amory Lovins Stepping Down as Rocky Mountain Institute CEO
According to the Aspen Times, Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins is changing role at the institute, going from CEO to Chairman and Chief Scientist. You can read RMI's official press release here (pdf). "Lovins [will] remain RMI's CEO until the new CEO comes in, then become Chairman and Chief Scientist. In this role, he will focus solely on strategic influence, thought leadership, and guidance of RMI's key strategic projects. [...] "We're excited for Amory because this transition will enable him to do even more of the strategic work that he's passionate about," said John C. Fox from RMI's board of trustees.
For an excellent video of Doctor Lovins speaking at MIT about "Winning the Oil Endgame", see this post.
RMI's recent opportunities include promoting energy efficiency throughout the military; helping Rupert Murdoch to make News Corporation climate-neutral and more profitable; strategically supporting President Bill Clinton's initiative to help the mayors of the world's 40 biggest cities address climate change; helping Wal-Mart double the efficiency of its heavy truck fleet by 2015, saving more than $300 million per year;supporting the State of Hawai'i in transforming its energy strategy; educating utility investors to shift from polluting power plants to cheaper, faster, healthier, climate-safer choices; reinforcing progress in aviation, heavy-truck, and military adoption of key recommendations in RMI's Pentagon-cofunded 2004 study Winning the Oil Endgame (www.oilendgame.com)—a roadmap for eliminating U.S. oil use by the 2040s
and revitalizing the economy, all led by business for profit; and redoubling those off-oil implementation efforts in automaking and biofuels.
Lovins concluded: "RMI earns half its revenue by consulting for many of the world's leading corporations. In recent years we've redesigned nearly $30 billion worth of facilities in 28 sectors for radical energy and resource efficiency, often at reduced capital cost. Such practical and profitable answers to both global and bottom-line needs are now in urgent demand. RMI's progress in using market competition to spread efficiency, and efficiency to make the world better and safer, sets the course for our next steps."
::Lovins changing roles at RMI, via ::Cleantech Blog, ::Rocky Mountain Institute to Expand Leadership Team (pdf)