President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Arjun Makhijani is President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. Dr. Makhijani is the author and co-author of numerous reports and books on energy and environment related issues. He was the principal author of the first study of the energy efficiency potential of the US economy published in 1971. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
He has served as a consultant on energy issues to utilities, including the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Edison Electric Institute, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and several agencies of the United Nations.
He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in nuclear fusion.
Founder and President of Environmental Progress
Michael Shellenberger is founder and president of Environmental Progress, an independent nonprofit research organization. Michael is a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment," and Green Book Award winner. Shellenberger is a leading investigative journalist who has broken major stories on rising climate resilience, growing eco-anxiety, the U.S. government's role in the fracking revolution, and climate change and California's fires.
Shellenberger is currently writing The War on Nuclear: Why It Hurts Us All to be published in Spring 2023 by Carus Books. Michael has been called a "environmental guru," and "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times.
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