Dave Room co-founded Bay Localize to raise awareness of and build the capacity for localization in the Bay Area. He founded Energy Preparedness as a response to the lack of planning in the municipal and commercial realm to our energy predicament and The Hubbert Tribute to decipher U.S. energy policy history over the past five decades. Previously, he played a key role in many aspects of Post Carbon Institute's emergence including conceptual frameworks, web design and development, policy, outreach, and fundraising. He is a frequent lecturer and author of the forthcoming The Green Pill. He has a Masters in Engineering Economic Systems and a B.S, in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.