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Reinventing Fire Infographic: 5 Interesting Facts About our Energy-Hogging Economy
Posted By admin On September 30, 2011 @ 1:15 am In Green Building,Renewable Energy | Comments Disabled
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” and “green jobs” being dirty words to one major political power, we’ve moved further away from that goal than ever.
That’s why the Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent project, Reinventing Fire  — a peer-reviewed, commercially-viable vision for the future of energy — should help inform the future conversation around energy. In typical RMI fashion, it provides an aggressive-but-plausible scenario for economic prosperity based on clean energy and efficiency, blending together the different disciplines from the organization.
What could the energy landscape of 2050 under the Reinventing Fire scenario look like?
Under the plan, we could be looking at $5 trillion in net savings. If you can’t imagine that, just look at the infographic RMI put together below.
Flame image: Capture Queen 
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URLs in this post:
 Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/09/13/317310/reinventing-fire/
 Reinventing Fire: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/reinventing_fire:hardcover
 reminds us: http://blog.rmi.org/TenFactsAboutourEnergylandscape
 Image: http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/RMI-RF-infographicFINAL9911.jpg
 Q&A with Amory Lovins from Sustainable Industries.: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2009/09/reinventing-fire
 Capture Queen : http://www.flickr.com/photos/uaeincredible/