Speaking Inquiries

Phil is an engaging speaker and a lively narrator of America's transition to a clean energy future. He has spoken at high-profile events such as Chicago Ideas Week, Talks at Google, and Town Hall Seattle, has done numerous media interviews, and is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities. His speaking topics include:

  • Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future
  • Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence and Climate Stability
  • Solar Means Business: Renewable Energy Meets Corporate America
  • What Colleges and Universities Can Do to ‘Green Up’ Their Campuses

Details on these topics, as well as Phil's bio and a summary of his books, are available in his Speaker Profile. [PDF] You can also visit the press kit page for summary information, downloadable images and more.

If you are interested in inviting Phil to speak at an upcoming event, please contact the author at info@philipwarburg.com, or by phone at 617-965-0981.

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Recent Appearances

Tel Aviv University - Porter School of Environmental Studies: "From Rooftops to Brownfields: Solar Power's Growing U.S. Role as an Urban Energy Resource"

I will be giving this talk as part of the opening session of Dr. Orli Ronen's seminar on urban sustainability, held in the university's Porter School of Environmental Studies.  My thanks to Orli for this opportunity to address her students and others engaged in local policymaking and planning.

Tel Aviv University - Porter School of Environmental Studies: "Wind & Sun: America's Quest for a Renewable Energy Future"

This public lecture, looking at America's most rapidly ascending clean power resources, will be hosted by Tel Aviv University's Porter School of Environmental Studies. I'm grateful to Dr. Arie Nesher, the school's professional director and a colleague from my days working on environmental issues in Israel, for inviting me.

HEAL Utah podcast: "Harness the Sun"

In this Podcast interview with Matt Pacenza, executive director of the environmental non-profit HEAL Utah, I discuss solar power's potential, the ongoing need for tax credits to level a playing field long biased toward fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and the benefits of developing rooftop as well as utility-scale PV projects.

Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA: "Prospects for a Solar Future"

I'm grateful to Professors Juliet Schor and Prasannan Parthasarathi for inviting me to return as a guest lecturer to their interesting and provocative course, "People and Nature: The History and Future of Human Impacts on the Planet."

Brown University: "From the Sidelines to Center-Stage - Opportunities & Challenges Facing Solar Power in America"

Thanks to Professor Nitin Padture, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, for inviting me to give this public lecture.  Along with his institute, the talk is cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs. My remarks will begin at 4 PM, preceded by coffee at 3:30 PM and followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. You will find a fuller description of the talk here.

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