ISBN: 9781603583718 Year Added to Catalog: 2011 Book Format: Hardcover Book Art: 4-color Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8 Number of Pages: 352 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Release Date: October 3, 2011 Web Product ID: 642
In crisp and vivid language, Amory Lovins sets out a blueprint for a much-improved future in the generation and use of energy. We can all learn from reading this clear statement from a real expert.
—George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury, distinguished fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, former president of Bechtel
A compelling call for action. From one of the brightest and most practical thinkers in America—straight from the heart, bold advice to America on how to handle energy, reduce the budget deficit, and create millions of jobs. Amory Lovins has written the definitive prescription for the twenty-first century American economy. Take these prescriptions on energy, and the rest of America will do quite nicely in the years ahead. Ignore these recommendations, and we'll find ourselves in a darkening struggle for our prosperity, our future, and our way of life.
—Retired General Wesley K. Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
"Reinventing Fire crackles with fresh perspectives and compelling insights about our energy past, present, and future. Drawing on the logic of economics, physics, geology, national security, and just plain common sense, Lovins and his colleagues blaze a trail toward an energy future that is cleaner, cheaper, and safer. A 'must read' book for business leaders, policymakers, environmentalists, academics, and anyone else who cares about our planet's future and our nation's prosperity."
—Dan Esty, Director, Center for Business and the Environment at Yale University, and author of Green to Gold
"My friend Amory Lovins knows that the most important question of the 21st century is the 'how' question—how we turn good ideas into working solutions. Reinventing Fire is a wise, detailed, and comprehensive blueprint for gathering the best existing technologies for energy use and putting them to work right now to create jobs, end our dependence on climate-changing fossil fuels, and unleash the enormous economic potential of the coming energy revolution."
—President Bill Clinton
"Amory Lovins and his team of extraordinary professionals provide an analytically sound, detailed, coherent plan for transforming our national use of energy—and for saving $5 trillion in the process! Reinventing Fire is a towering work, a page-turning tour de force of compelling wisdom that deserves a permanent place on the desk—nay, in the mind—of whoever holds the chair in the Oval Office."
—Robert C. McFarlane, national security advisor to President Reagan; co-founder and co-chair of the United States Energy Security Council
"A brilliant, thorough, innovative plan for a complete and profitable restructuring over the next four decades of how we use and supply energy for transport, electricity, buildings, and industry. RMI's new fire will transform everything we do, and will especially help us see our way out of the massive problems caused by our dependence on oil and coal."
—R. James Woolsey, venture partner, Lux Capital; former director of Central Intelligence; chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
"America's business leaders have long waited for a practical vision of how innovation and entrepreneurship can drive the shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. Now, in Reinventing Fire, that profit-led path is here, clear, and compelling."
—Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman, Hines
"A must-read 'new baseline' analysis for innovators and policy makers."
"If you wanted to bring America happiness and prosperity, and address unemployment, government gridlock and climate change, and create meaning in a world rife with contradictory views and ideologies, you can do one thing: read Reinventing Fire...and then see to it that it is read by every decision maker in the land. This is a stunning work of enormous dimension. Reinventing Fire outlines an eminently practical path to a durable and meaningful future by reimagining how we use and produce the lifeblood of civilization—energy in its myriad forms."
—Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest; co-author, Natural Capitalism
"Amory and his 'reinventing fire' energy path should be part of the induction packs for all political, financial and business leaders."
—John Elkington, The Guardian
"Reinventing Fire shows us that we neither need to freeze in the dark, nor go back to the Stone Age, to ensure a healthy, habitable planet for ourselves and our descendants.