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Digging Deep: Are CFLs Really Green?

AUTHOR: Ramroth, Laurie
DOCUMENT ID: C08-11
YEAR: 2008
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper addresses the debate over compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent light bulbs through lifecycle analysis. The research shows that the environmental impact of incandescents is more than that of CFLs.

Comparison of Lifecycle Analyses of Compact Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps Based on Rated Life of Compact Fluorescent Lamp

AUTHOR: Ramroth, Laurie
DOCUMENT ID: C08-12
YEAR: 2008
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper compares the efficiency of compact flourescent lamps (CFLs) and incandescents using lifecycle analysis. The research shows that despite the added complexity in manufacturing CFLs and mercury emitted over a CFL's life, the CFLs are still a net "win" over an incandescent light.

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: C07-09
YEAR: 2007
DOCUMENT TYPE: Letter

This 2007 e-mail exchange between Steve Berry (University of Chicago), Peter Bradford (former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner and senior utility regulator), and Amory Lovins illustrates the cases for and against nuclear power in relation to climate and the environment.

Profitable Solutions for Oil, Climate, and Proliferation

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: C07-08
YEAR: 2007
DOCUMENT TYPE: Conference Proceedings

In this lecture given at the American Academy in Berlin, Amory Lovins explains how energy efficiency measures can have a lasting impact on climate and the environment.

What Can We Do?

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: C07-07
YEAR: 2007
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

In this series published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Amory Lovins joins three other atomic experts in discussing ideas for how to curb carbon dioxide emissions, reduce global temperatures, and sustain economic growth.

What Can we do to Fix the Climate Problem?

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: C06-10
YEAR: 2006
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

In this article, Amory Lovins describes how to curb climate change by making vast improvements in energy efficiency. He argues that when we take steps to save energy, we will also be saving money and protect against climate change.

More Profit with Less Carbon

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: C05-05
YEAR: 2005
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

In this article, originally published in Scientific American, Amory Lovins dispels the myth that protecting the earth's climate will force a trade-off between the environment and the economy.

Climate: Making Sense and Making Money

AUTHORS:
Lovins, Amory
Lovins, L. Hunter
DOCUMENT ID: C97-13
YEAR: 1997
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper provides an overview of energy efficiency options and outlines how companies can save energy and costs.

Cool Citizens: Everyday Solutions to Climate Change: Household Solutions

AUTHOR: Heede, Richard
DOCUMENT ID: C02-12
YEAR: 2002
DOCUMENT TYPE: Guide

This brief describes residential carbon dioxide emissions profiles and calculations of carbon dioxide reduction measures. The brief provides a profile for energy consumption, energy costs, and the emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from the direct and indirect use of energy in the household.