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This comment was posted on Nature.com in response to “Opportunties and challenges for a sustainable energy future” by Steven Chu and Arun Mujumdar. In it, Amory Lovins argues that integrating the Department of Energy's technological solutions with innovative design, strategy, and public policy could solve many energy problems.
Report or White Paper, 2009
This paper explores how effectively the United States has used electricity and compares energy efficiency implementation by state. This paper analyzes state-level electric productivity to determine which states are the most productive with their electricity.
Journal or Magazine Article, 2009
In this article from Roll Call
, Amory Lovins provides eight arguments for congress to pass climate change legislation.
In this presentation given to the Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Amory Lovins explains how energy can be used in a way that saves money. He also explains negawatts, his views on nuclear power, and strategies for implementing programs to limit climate change.
In this interview, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Amory Lovins discuss energy policy. Topics discussed include walkable cities, how to drill for efficiency, and what governments can do to accelerate clean energy. The importance and opportunity of legislation on a local level are emphasized. Domestic drilling, funding sources for clean energy, putting a price on carbon and motivating change are other topics discussed. Amory concludes by describing the security issues related to our electric grid, and the necessary steps to build a more reliable and localized energy infrastructure.
Report or White Paper, 2008
A feebate is an incentive policy that encourages the continuous improvement of automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions by providing incentives for manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles and rewarding consumers who purchase more efficient vehicles. This paper explores: why RMI believes a feebate is a valuable tool, recent analysis that RMI has done on feebates, what the current status of the feebate is, and how the feebate could interact with existing laws.
Journal or Magazine Article, 2006
In this short article, Amory Lovins explains how investing in energy efficiency is good for business.
This report describes the Cuyahoga Regeneration Project, a community effort focused on several projects that simultaneously restore natural systems and strengthen economic development along the Cuyahoga River ship channel. The report contends that environmental restoration is no longer an option for American cities; it's an imperative. Though many people regard efforts to rebuild environmental assets as burdensome to a local economy, environmental restoration, when pursued intelligently, is both a minimum requirement for, and a path to, a strong economic future. The Cuyahoga Regeneration Project advances these beliefs.
In this invited testimony to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (SD-366, 0930-1130), Amory Lovins explained how innovation in business strategies, technologies, and policies can lead to energy independence, energy security, and prosperity. Lovins argued that the surest path to an energy policy that enhances security and prosperity is free-market economics: letting all ways to save or produce energy compete fairly, at honest prices, no matter which kind they are, what technology they use, where they are, how big they are, or who owns them. That would make the energy security, oil, climate, and most proliferation problems fade away, and would make our economy and democracy far stronger.
This letter was written as a follow up to the oral testimony by Amory Lovins to the Congressional Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The letter outlines measures that would have a significant effect on U.S. demand for conventional petroleum. Lovins' proposed measures would add up to between a 5% and 9% reduction in the U.S. demand for conventional crude oil, and do so with little or no interruption of our way or quality of life. Lovins' measures target consumption by eliminating gas and diesel use by changing policy to make vehicle trips more efficient. The recommendation letter also includes proposed measures to increase the supply of energy.