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Energy Department Study Confirms Reinventing Fire‘s Vision

From TriplePundit, file in the extremely thin folder of articles that display governments’ ability to get with the program on climate change and peak oil! May there be many more such articles in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe, by 2050 we’ll get to celebrate real independence — from fossil fuels and the […]

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Join us at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

Join Chelsea Green this weekend at the largest and longest running renewable energy and sustainable living event in the country – Register today! Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 20,000 people from nearly every state in the […]

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“What if we could make energy do our work without working our undoing?” – Amory Lovins

From TED. In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening—like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks—but some require a bigger vision. In his latest book, Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins […]

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Amory Lovins: Cars need to go on a diet (video)

Kids say the darnedest things. One of my favorite stories from childhood is a time my little brother made a shocking comment to our neighbor. She had sprained her ankle, and was talking about how it wasn’t healing rapidly enough. She was worried. She didn’t know what to do.Little Andrew, being of the ultra-logical mindset, […]

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State of the Global Climate – A Quick Look

A few years ago I was involved in a very fun event called Step It Up 2007. It was dreamed up by Bill McKibben, author and activist extraordinaire, and implemented across the country by separate small groups — including the rag-tag group of activists I was leading down in Jacksonville, Florida. Our event was simple. […]

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Can Radical Efficiency Revive U.S. Manufacturing?

By Robert Hutchinson and Ryan Matley  | March 16, 2012 | Editor’s note: The following is adapted from the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Industry has long formed the foundation of America’s economy, from before the first Ford Model T factory to the military-industrial complex that grew […]

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Gathering Low Hanging Fruit is Not Enough to Green Industry

This is the fourth in a Rocky Mountain Institute series on the steps business leaders can take to seize the economic and competitive opportunities outlined in Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Other installments in the series from GreenBiz are listed here. America’s industrial sector generates more than 40 percent of […]

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Take the Subway — Reinventing Fire in the New York Times

In his latest column, Thomas Friedman takes a look at Reinventing Fire. News flash everybody: energy efficiency makes sense! OUR plan was to meet for lunch at noon in Moscow. It was to be just myself and Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of the journal Russia in Global Affairs. He picked the restaurant. It had been […]

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How Can Business Leaders Accept the Challenges of the New Energy Era?

By Ned L. Harvey, reposted from Rocky Mountain Institute I have one word for you — scalability. If you’ve have heard about Reinventing Fire, Rocky Mountain Institute’s roadmap for a secure, renewable energy future, and are like almost everyone with whom I have talked about it, you wonder where to start. This blog is the […]

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The Race to Clean Energy: An Interview with Amory Lovins

Originally posted on GreenSource. Amory Lovins is an American environmental scientist who serves as chairman and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy efficiency. Harvard and Oxford University-educated, Lovins has worked in the field of energy policy for four decades, briefed 19 heads of […]

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