About the Advisory Team
A distinguished panel of advisors will help guide The Great Energy Challenge. They will identify and provide support for projects that focus on innovative energy solutions. The aim is to highlight local projects that have potential to expand to regional or global scale.
Benson, a leading expert in low-carbon energy supply, directs the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University. She is a research professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth Sciences.
Goldemberg helped guide Brazil in its effort to replace much of its oil consumption with sugar cane ethanol. As Brazil’s environment minister, he played a key role in the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. He is a professor at the University of São Paulo.
Lovejoy is a conservation fellow at the National Geographic Society and chairman of the Energy Advisory Committee. He is known for his work on biodiversity, and his many innovations include the concept of debt-for-nature swaps and the public television series Nature.
Lovins co-founded and chairs the Rocky Mountain Institute—an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit "think-and-do tank" that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources.
Pachauri chairs the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is director-general of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), renowned for its work in energy, the environment, forestry, biotechnology, and conservation.
Kammen is the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, providing strategic leadership on policy, technical, and operational fronts.
Great Energy Challenge Blog
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The Arctic: The Science of Change
See video on Vimeo: Experts at our live event in London share their perspectives.
As shipping and energy activity increase in the region, what do we urgently need to learn more about? Vote and comment on the list.