Throughout her career, Peggy Liu has worn many hats: computer programmer, management consultant, software product manager, venture capitalist — just to name a few. But after organizing the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China five years ago, it was clear where her passion lay: in advancing clean energy. Liu went on to co-found the Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy and was named a 2008 Time magazine Hero of the Environment. Today, as chairperson of JUCCCE, she has a unique vantage point for envisioning a renewable energy-powered world.

Liu will be the featured speaker at Ensia Live on March 27, where she will explore efforts she’s leading to re-imagine prosperity and reshape consumerism in China by building a new “China Dream” that preserves resources for future generations.

Read her piece, “Sustainability Is Dead,” in our Voices section.

This interview originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Momentum magazine, Ensia’s predecessor.