On Friday, February 27th 2017, the world lost Dr. Art Rosenfeld, a man with an impossibly sharp, endlessly curious, boundlessly energetic mind with a heart to match. The obituary from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory does a great job summarizing Art’s incredible career and global impact. One look at the “Rosenfeld effect” graph that shows flat growth in energy use in California versus rapid increases everywhere else is a testament to Art’s ability as both a visionary thinker and someone who can roll up his sleeves and get really amazing things done.
I am honored and humbled to be one of the many thousands of people who have worked with and been mentored by Art. He is the reason GCCA came to be and the source of our successes. I will miss his phone calls, his advice, and his friendship.
The world can not afford to lose Art. He is one-of-a-kind. But it is my hope that his memory and example will inspire all of us to carry on his efforts to make the planet a better and cooler place.