Interview with David Goldstein: the promise of energy efficiency
Free on-demand webcast (originally broadcast Thursday, September 1, 2011) | Length: 1 hr 22 min
(Moderated by Annemarie Newman, former External Affairs Manager at the Energy Center)
(or view with our alternate player)The Energy Center is pleased to bring you an in-depth conversation with David Goldstein, energy program co-director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
David has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia and China. He earned his doctorate in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
His recent book Invisible Energy: strategies to rescue the economy and save the planet articulates his vision of the economic and environmental advances that could accrue from a new pursuit of wasted energy.
"If you find the concept of energy efficiency appealing, but don't think it can make more than a small difference in a vast and diversified global economy, prepare to be astonished." —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
About the presenter
David B. Goldstein is co-director of NRDC's energy program and has worked on energy efficiency and policy since the early 1970s. In 2002, the MacArthur Foundation recognized his achievement in the field by awarding him one of its prestigious five-year fellowships. David has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances at the regional and national level, both in the United States and in Russia.
David negotiated the agreement that led to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, and has helped design and direct energy efficiency programs with utilities and state regulatory agencies. He also created the Location Efficient Mortgage, a program designed to reduce urban sprawl and car use. He was a founding director of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the New Buildings Institute and is a fellow of the American Physical Society, as well as a recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. David earned his doctorate in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Who should watch
This presentation is designed for executives, legislators, policymakers, regulators and other professionals in the energy industry. It offers a high-level conversation to inspire thinking outside of conventional bounds on energy efficiency policy, programs, incentives and implementation in the built environment.