Richard Sears

  • Visiting scientist, MIT

Richard Sears is a visiting scientist at MIT, after a long career as a geophysicist and executive at Shell. His brief in both places: Think about the world post-oil. It's a corporate-academic crossover that aims to enrich the academic conversation... More

Richard Sears is a visiting scientist at MIT, after a long career as a geophysicist and executive at Shell. His brief in both places: Think about the world post-oil. It's a corporate-academic crossover that aims to enrich the academic conversation with real-world experience from people like Sears, who is an expert in looking for new energy resources -- both hydrocarbon and the world of options for what's next.

At MIT, Sears is affiliated with the MIT Energy Initiative and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS). He's also an official "gamechanger" at LeadingEnergyNow.

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Richard Sears's Presentations

TED2010 February 2010

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Planning for the end of oil: Richard Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward ... what?

Planning for the end of oil: Richard Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward ... what?

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