For over three decades, there has been a tempestuous debate about the degree to which the Earth’s climate is changing, and the extent to which humans are the cause. The arguments are contentious, and solutions seem further away than ever.
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis is working to change this, by promoting free-enterprise-based responses to environmental change that rely on the power of the market, rather than big-government regulation and media sensationalism. After leaving Congress in 2011, Rep. Inglis founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, and is the Executive Director of the republicEn network – a group driven “by the principle that conservatives have both the moral duty and the free-enterprise tools to lead America and the world to a pro-growth climate policy.”
Please join the Adam Smith Society’s Chicago Professional Chapter on Tuesday, April 11th for a private salon dinner with Bob as he talks about the growing movement advocating for free-enterprise-based climate policy.
About Bob Inglis
Bob Inglis launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012 and serves as executive director, where he promotes free enterprise action on climate change. For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series YEARS of Living Dangerously. Inglis was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012, and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014. Bob was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.
Inglis grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, went to Duke University for college, met and married his college sweetheart, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C., before and between his years in Congress. Bob and Mary Anne Inglis have five adult children and live on a small farm in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.