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Budapest Visit May 19, 2008
JEREMY LEGGETT IN HUNGARY!
Jeremy Leggett, the British expert in renewable energies is in Budapest on May 19!
Jeremy Leggett’s lectures (both lectures/talks are in English and they are free):
May 19 Monday 2 pm: Oil, gas, hot air and the global energy crisis.
Organizer: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Address: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1051 Budapest, Roosevelt tér 9.
May 19 Monday 5 pm: Ada Ámon, the president of the Energy Club and Jeremy Leggett’s talk show
Organizer: Merlin Energy Club
Address: Merlin Theatre, 1052, Budapest, Gerlóczy utca 4.
Jeremy Leggett, 54, is Chief Executive of Solar Century, a pioneering UK-based solar electric power company. He is also a founding board member of the world’s first private-equity-focused renewable energy fund, Bank Sarasin's New Energies Invest AG. He is a member of the UK Government’s Renewables Advisory Board and an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Leggett took his PhD at the University of Oxford in 1978, and joined the faculty at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, where during an 11 year career he won two major awards for his research, sat on several advisory committees for the UK government's Natural Environment Research Council, and consulted for the oil industry in the UK and Japan.
Between 1989 and 1996, he was an environmental campaigner with Greenpeace International, working closely with industry. In 1996, he served as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Green College Centre for Environmental Policy and Understanding, working under the UK Prime Minister’s environment advisor, Sir Crispin Tickell. That year, he won the US Climate Institute’s Award for Advancing Understanding, at which time the Washington Post described him as “one of the half-dozen experts most responsible for putting climate change on the international agenda.”
In 1997, he chaired the UK government’s Industry Solar Taskforce, on which serving companies included BP, Eastern Electricity, National Westminster Bank, and General Accident. In 1999, the Financial Times described him as having “done more to change attitudes towards the (solar) resource than almost any other individual,” and in 2000, Time magazine profiled him as one of "the next generation of young leaders."