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In Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the. Reinventing Fire has ratings and 24 reviews. the Kindle edition of Amory Lovins’ latest book “Inventing Fire – Bold Solutions for the New Energy Era”. Reinventing Fire: Bold New Solutions for the New Energy Era Amory Lovins Rocky Mountains Institute, A note on the energy chapters in.

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First As in my review here of Mark Lynas’ “The God Species” the other day, this is just a rather long copypaste of four reviews I wrote on my blog last November. The Bottom Line Amory B. Failure to shift to efficiency and renewables also gravely harms national security—by spreading rather than limiting nuclear weapons, creating rather than removing attractive terrorist targets, exacerbating rather than relieving global poverty and inequity, fueling rather than soothing global tensions and instabilities, and sending military forces on more and riskier missions rather than fewer and safer.

Demand is down at present, partly due to the GFC. My friend suggested I read this to see the reality and value of investing in new energy. But encouragingly, much of the innovation and rapid scale-up now occurring worldwide is coming from the global South, driving economic development that can help make people everywhere healthier, happier, richer, and more peaceful.

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The only thing stopping us is the bullshit and fear propagated in the mainstream conversation. Lovijs 02, Ken R. The best current statement of the case is Trainer, b, and as fure to Australia, c. Mar 06, Polly rated it liked it Shelves: This is why my mid’s Prelude g I read this entire book for my book group which I think is quite an accomplishment for me.

I have to admit the argument was pretty clear.

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Not always engrossing reading, but everyone involved in making business and political decisions about energy should read it. This book is a landmark. Dec 06, JB rated it it was amazing. Many of his writings are available free at his website The Simpler Way.

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Globally biomass is much too limited to do the job; see below. This well-documented work by energy expert Lovins cofounder, Rocky Reinventong Institute and RMI staff begins by discussing the growing economic and environmental impact of fossil fuel dependence. Lovins has been thinking very big for a long time. McFarlane, national security advisor to President Reagan; co-founder and co-chair of the United States Energy Security Council “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.

Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins at Chelsea Green Publishing

By focusing on outcomes, rather than motives, Lovins said, disagreements should disappear. In stock can be backordered Quantity.

A conversation with Amory Lovins. That of course is not going to happen. Now if only we could fier out how to do that To assume otherwise one needs to follow outdated ideas on the harmful effects of low level radiation, as discussed elsewhere on this blog. He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney.

The path to renewable energy and energy independence by is laid out in layman’s terms and is based on profits, growth and free market capitalism. This is the best summ Lovins and his Rocky Mountain Institute colleagues lay out a compelling case for why the dubious “global warming” debate actually detracts from lovina the real problem. Lovins argues against the “all of the above” position of having renewable energy and nuclear as well.

He’s ammory a consultant and as such optimism is a professional necessity. Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institutethat explores converting the United States to almost total reliance on renewable energy lvoins, such as solar energy and wind power.

No, because perhaps what we need is an inspirational vision and a plausible road map as to how to get there. Seems to me that its goal is to describe how, using current technology and plausible incremental improvements thereof, the US and by implication the world can achieve the energy transition described above byand why it is in the financial interest rfinventing the country, businesses, and individuals to do so.


That is something very much needed with the scale of the crisis. Mar 02, Guy rated it liked it Shelves: Hydrocarbons are generally worth more as a source of hydrogen and organic molecules than as a firf. Popular in tone and rooted in applied hope, “Reinventing Fire” shows how smart businesses are creating a potent, global, market-driven, and explosively growing movement to defossilize fuels.

That firw not prove that there is not room for both options. Official projections show this growing to quads in There is not much leeway left to disagree on these facts, even if one disagrees on some of the conclusions I disagree on the idea that there is no place for nuclear energy besides renewable.

Analytic methodologies used in Reinventing Fire, as well as the scope, limitations, and intended audience of the book. Book News- Author Lovins, a government consultant on energy, is co-founder and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent think-tank on the use of natural resources.

This book continues the presentation of the Lovins perspective, essentially the claim that there is great scope for conservation measures and alternative technologies to solve our problems and enable maintenance of rich world economies and lifestyles. I highly recommend reading this book. As usual with Lovins, his chapter on energy efficiency for buildings is particularly strong.

The format of this book is both its greatest strength and weakness.