On the Passing of Jim Rogers, Former Duke Energy CEO

December 19, 2018  • Energy and Environment Program

On behalf of the entire Aspen Institute and the Energy and Environment Program, we are saddened to hear about the passing of Jim Rogers, former Duke Energy CEO.  As a leader at both Duke Energy and Cinergy, Jim led the way in the areas of renewable energy and sustainability and had been part of the Aspen family for decades, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Aspen Energy program.  We are grateful to Jim for supporting our program through the years and  allowing the Aspen Energy program to expand its leadership in policy by endowing the James E. Rogers Energy Fellowship. Even after his retirement from Duke Energy, he continued his work by publishing the book “Light the World” about energy development in the developing world. Our condolences are with Jim’s family.