BiographyDr. Kutney (Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Toronto) was an adjunct professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia and taught the graduate course on climate change. He studied the politics behind the Kyoto Protocol and climate-change negotiations - “Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol” - in search for an answer to the failure of the international community to act on climate change. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, especially bioenergy and biofuels. His specialty is the commercialization of innovation and new technologies, and helping entrepreneurs succeed in their ventures. With two decades of executive experience in technology commercialization with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises, he brings the innovation of research and technology development, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship to start-ups and early-stage companies. Dr. Kutney is currently working on a sequel to “Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol” that traces the origins of climate change back several hundred years, in search of effective solutions to this crisis.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Climate Change Politics;
Greek history and mythology