Environmental Defense Fund President and author to shed light on green economy.
SALT LAKE CITY - Environmental Defense Fund President and author of Earth: The Sequel, Fred Krupp, will headline The Utah Museum of Natural History's "The Nature of Things" lecture series on Wednesday, March 2, at Kingsbury Hall. Thanks to generous sponsorships that the series has received this year, the Krupp lecture will now be a free event, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will not be required to attend.
The 2011 series, titled "Reinventing Energy," will highlight those engaged in finding solutions to the climate instability.
Krupp, giving a lecture titled "The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming," is optimistic that clean energy innovations paired with the power of markets can solve the climate crisis and create new wealth. Krupp's lecture will profile a range of bold inventions with potential to transform the energy sector. But Krupp's hopeful message comes with a warning: if we don't let clean energy innovators compete fairly in the marketplace, new technologies won't come to market at a speed and scale sufficient to beat the swift pace of climate change.
This marks the second of four lecture events in this year's series. The Nature Conservancy scientist Jonathan Hoekstra on March 16 and The Community Panel: Utah's Clean Energy Frontline on April 6 round out the rest of the series. For more information on The Nature of Things, visit www.umnh.utah.edu/nature.