Energy Leadership Lectures

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The Institute for Energy Efficiency proudly presents the Energy Leadership Lecture Series, which is open to the public and features prominent leaders in energy efficiency and related fields. Leading thinkers and researchers are invited to UC Santa Barbara to present their findings and views to the campus and broader communities.

Our distinguished visitors have included Darrell Smith, Director of Worldwide Energy and Sustainability at Microsoft; Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate Founder and President; Arun Majumdar, Vice President for Energy at Google; Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist; Daniel Yergin, author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power; Amory Lovins, Director of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ed Mazria, the founder of Architecture 2030.