Energy exec speaks on global warming, Dec. 5

Nov. 29, 2006 6:01 p.m.

Princeton alumnus David Crane, president and chief executive officer of NRG Energy Inc., will discuss actions to address global warming in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

Crane's lecture is the second in a series on "Leadership in a Technological World," sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

Crane, a 1981 Princeton graduate, will draw on his extensive experience in the energy sector to offer perspectives and suggestions for how to address the problem of global warming. He will discuss issues raised in "An Inconvenient Truth," a recent film focused on former Vice President Al Gore's efforts to raise awareness about global warming.

Crane has been CEO of NRG Energy, a Princeton-based power generation company, since 2003. He previously was a senior vice president with Lehman Brothers' Global Power division and served as chief operating officer for London-based International Power PLC.

The lecture series will continue on April 5 with a talk by Anne Mulcahy, chief executive officer of the Xerox Corp.