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Thursday, April 13 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Innovations in Energy: The Future of Renewables FULL

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This 90 minute program will feature two distinguished keynotes: Lester Brown and Jerome Ringo.
Lester Brown, Founder of Earth Policy Institute, is one of the world’s most widely published authors, including the instant classic, Eco-Economy: Building and Economy for the Earth. Jerome Ringo, Founder and Chairman of Zoetic Energy, has led two of the largest environmental organizations, National Wildlife Federation and the Apollo Alliance, both of which have millions of members.

Charlottesville is growing as a renewable energy hub, where strategic and innovative research and local entrepreneurship are shaping the region’s startup brand and having global impact. Innovations in Energy will showcase advances in clean energy and feature renewable energy leaders in the region through a keynote panel of entrepreneurs, academics, and policy makers, followed by “flash talks” of big ideas.


Lester Brown

The Washington Post calls Lester Brown “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.” The Telegraph of Calcutta refers to him as “the guru of the environmental movement.” In 1986, the Library of Congress requested his personal papers noting that his writings “have already... Read More →
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Patrick Hopkins

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Eric Loth

Professor of Engineering and Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science; Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Rich Allevi

Co-founder and Director of Operations, Sun Tribe Solar
As Co-founder and Director of Operations at Sun Tribe Solar, Rich Allevi uses his extensive industry experience to manage the overall growth strategy of the company. Through his efforts in the development and continual improvement of internal processes, as well as his ability to identify... Read More →

Jerome Ringo

Jerome Ringo is the founder and chairman of Zoetic Energy, a leading edge renewable energy developer. Zoetic is the culmination of Mr. Ringo’s life’s long work to promote sustainable development through the use of clean technology solution. He is an internationally recognized... Read More →

Thursday April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
The Paramount Theater, Main Stage 215 E Main St