Keynote speaker announced for 2023 Basin Electric Annual Meeting

Bjorn Lomborg
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, keynote speaker at 2023 Basin Electric Annual Meeting.

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg will deliver the keynote address Aug. 16 at Basin Electric’s 2023 Annual Meeting of the Membership.

Lomborg, a native of Frederiksberg, Denmark, and author, professor, and president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, is known for challenging mainstream concerns about development and the environment, and for pointing out that attention should focus on the smartest solutions first.

Lomborg earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of Aarhus, and a PhD in political science from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a frequent participant in public debates on policy issues, and his analysis and commentaries have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes Magazine, and others. He has appeared on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and the BBC, along with 20/20, 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He was featured in the movie Cool It, by Sundance Award winning director Ondi Timoner.

Lomborg is a best-selling author of several publications including "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet," "The Skeptical Environmentalist," and "Cool It."

In 2011 and 2012, Lomborg was named Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy. TIME magazine ranked Lomborg among the world's 100 most influential people in the world in 2004. In 2008, he was named "one of the 50 people who could save the planet" by the UK Guardian. In 2005 and 2008, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine called him "one of the top 100 public intellectuals," and in 2008 Esquire named him "one of the world's 75 most influential people of the 21st century."

Read Lomborg’s full biography on our website.

For more information and a tentative agenda of the Annual Meeting, visit our Annual Meeting website.