Solar 2021

Closing Keynote

Session Moderator: Dale Miller

This session will be sure to inspire! Join ASES special speaker, Amory Lovins, at the final keynote session of the conference to go over all of the great content from our technical sessions, forums and other special events.


Aug 06 2021


9:00 am - 10:30 am


Center Ballroom


  • Amory Lovins
    Amory Lovins
    Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute

    Physicist Amory Lovins (1947– ) is Cofounder (1982) and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute, which he served as Chief Scientist 2007–19 and now supports as a contractor and Trustee; energy advisor to major firms and governments in 70+ countries for 45+ years; author of 31 books and more than 700 papers; and an integrative designer of superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles.

  • Carly Rixham
    Carly Rixham
    Executive Director, ASES

    Carly Rixham joined ASES as executive director in June, 2014. She is a renewable energy professional with a diverse background in solar, biofuels, education and wastewater management. She received her master’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she researched microalgae for the production of bio-diesel and bio-ethanol. While studying in Boulder, Rixham served as director of arts and sciences at CU Energy. She taught biology and ecology at the university and high school levels. She also was a microbiologist at BioVantage Resources, culturing algae for bio-remediation of nutrients in wastewater. Prior to renewable energy, she worked in software development and technical support at Intuit. Rixham also served as a volunteer on several ASES membership and fundraising projects.

  • Dale Miller
    Dale Miller
    University of Colorado Boulder

    Dale Miller is a native Coloradoan, and attended the University of Colorado for his undergraduate and graduate studies in physics, writing, rhetoric and the teaching of science. He has been faculty since 1999 in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In 2008 Dale and his wife Leslie completed building a solar home in Lakewood, Colorado, for which the city honored them with its Sustainability Award. Dale has served on the Lakewood Planning Commission for 7 years; for 3 years prior he served on a citizens advisory committee tasked with making recommendations for re-writing the city’s zoning codes, focusing on encouraging sustainable building, walkable and bikeable streets, and urban agriculture.
    Presentation Title: 13 Years of a Carbon Neutral Home

    Presentation Description: We completed building our carbon neutral home 13 years ago in part to show it could be done, and have thus kept thousands of pounds of carbon each year from entering the atmosphere. Since that time, countless homes have been built in the U.S., with few actually coming close to the low emission levels of our home. We lament this reality, and continue to speak out about it.

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