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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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Amory Lovins Explains It All: How Business Can Lead the March Toward a Renewable Future

One of our latest books isn’t by just an amazing activist-author, it’s by an amazing think-and-do-tank as well!  Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era takes a hard look at current technology and explains, carefully and objectively, how it’s possible to leave fossil fuels behind in just 40 years — and why […]

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Nuclear-Related Deaths in U.S. Increased after Fukushima

In an article published by the Sacramento Bee, a study by the International Journal of Health Services has revealed a shocking increase in the number of nuclear-related deaths in the United States as a result of the explosion at Fukushima earlier this year. An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to […]

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Calling All Curious Minds! Join RMI for a Discussion About Reinventing Fire.

How can we get to a new energy era without new federal laws? Do we really have the technology to get off coal, oil and nuclear energy? How can we capture $5 trillion in saved economic value—creating jobs and driving global competitiveness—by 2050? Today Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. (EST), join us for a […]

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A Congressional Plug for Wind Power

From The Browser, a site that is “creating a 21st century library of Writing Worth Reading”: One of their sections is FiveBooks, in which an editor interviews a renowned authority who discusses his or her area of expertise and provides their choice of the best five books to read. Ever wondered what the experts read? […]

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Amory Lovins at Greenbuild

Last month Amory Lovins, author of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, spoke to a fascinated crowd at the US Green Building Council’s conference, Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for […]

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Six Critical Levers to Transform our Energy Future

Kelly Vaughn October 18, 2011 To reinvent fire, we need to master six critical challenges. 1. Build efficient buildings and retrofit existing ones on a tremendous scale Just one energy efficient building makes a difference. Multiply that by 120 million buildings, and, there will be a revolution. Ultimately, there’s a $1.4 trillion opportunity on the […]

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Now Available: Reinventing Fire!

Chelsea Green is proud to announce the availability of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, by Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute. Reinventing Fire (October 2011) shows how to run the 2050 U.S. economy with no oil, coal, or nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, a $5-trillion lower present-valued cost (ignoring […]

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Reinventing Fire Infographic: 5 Interesting Facts About our Energy-Hogging Economy

From Think Progress and Stephen Lacey: For a while, we almost had it. Before America’s comprehensive climate and energy bill turned into a devastating failure in 2010, the U.S. seemed to be on the verge of having an energy plan based on a sustainable vision for the future. But today, with “climate,” “clean energy investment” […]

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It’s Time to Reinvent Fire!

The old fire, the one Prometheus stole from the gods way back when, is undeniably awesome. It heats our homes, cooks our food, and now, in the info-tech-saturated 21st century, it powers our Google mail and our Facebook, arguably the most revolutionary social tools since amish friendship bread… But it’s also hot, dirty, and you […]

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