Christopher Flavin, President Emeritus
Senior Fellow and President Emeritus
Christopher Flavin is Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute. He previously served as Vice President for Research and President.
Flavin is a well-known expert on strategies for transforming energy systems to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and power a low-carbon future. He advises governments, businesses, and international financial institutions, and lectures widely around the world.
Mr. Flavin has authored three books: Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution, Running on Empty: the Future of the Automobile, and Renewable Energy: the Power to Choose. He has also published scores of articles for popular and scholarly publications.
He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. He has a cum laude degree in economics and biology from Williams College.
- "Building a Low-Carbon Economy," in State of the World 2008 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2008).
- "China, India, and the New World Order," in State of the World 2006 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2006), co-authored with Gary Gardner.
- "Changing the Oil Economy," in State of the World 2005 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2005), co-authored with Tom Prugh and Janet L. Sawin.
- Rising Sun, Gathering Winds: Policies to Stabilize the Climate and Strengthen Economies, Worldwatch Paper 138, November 1997, co-authored with Seth Dunn.
- Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution (W.W. Norton & Company, 1994).