Lewis B. Stillwell

Eighty five years ago this month, Lewis B. Stillwell, an eminent consulting engineer, spoke on the subject of “electricity and the conservation of energy” at a joint meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and three other national engineering societies. According to Stillwell, conservation meant “utilization without unnecessary waste” and, more broadly, it meant the development of natural resources, such as water, in such a way as to enhance or increase the resource. Continue reading