German Environmentalist Hermann Scheer to Discuss the Solar Economy and Hold Book Signing


German Environmentalist Hermann Scheer to Discuss the Solar Economy and Hold Book Signing
Hermann Scheer, one of the world's foremost authorities on renewable energy, will speak on “The Solar Economy” on May 23 at Cal Poly Pomona.

One of the world's foremost authorities on renewable energy, Dr. Hermann Scheer, is scheduled to visit Cal Poly Pomona on May 23. A socio-economist and political author, Scheer will provide a free public lecture on ?The Solar Economy,? the subject of his new book, at 4 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. A book signing will follow.

While on campus, Scheer will also tour the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, a co-sponsor of the event along with the university?s College of Environmental Design. The Lyle Center is a setting for education, demonstration and research in regenerative and sustainable systems. Students live on the 16-acre site, working with regenerative systems as part of their daily lives.

Scheer is a member of the German House of Parliament, president of Eurosolar (the European Association for Renewable Energies), and a principal architect of Germany?s much-admired Laws for Renewable Energy. As a dedicated advocate for renewable energy, he has received numerous awards, including the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1999 and the title ?Hero of the Green Century? by TIME magazine in 2002.

During Scheer?s 10-day trip, he will also meet with S. David Freeman of the California Power Authority and Governor Gray Davis, Amory B. Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, J. Brian Atwood of the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, former President Jimmy Carter and former Vice President Al Gore.

For more information on Scheer's lecture, call Christina Hughes at (909) 869-5155.