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Works by Amory Lovins

An initial critique of Dr. Charles R. Frank, Jr.’s working paper “The Net Benefits of Low and No-Carbon Electricity Technologies,” summarized in The Economist as “Free exchange: Sun, wind and drain”

A May 2014 working paper by nonresident Brookings Institute fellow Dr. Charles Frank, highlighted in The Economist, claims that wind and solar power are the least, while nuclear power and combined-cycle gas generation are the most, cost-effective ways to displace coal-fired power. (He didn’t assess efficiency.) This detailed twelve-page critique…

Urgent Memo to Biotech Pioneers: Life is More Than a DNA Sequence

Adapted and updated from the noted 1999 essay “A Tale of Two Botanies.” (http://www.rmi.org/biotechnology/twobotanies.html) Amory Lovins’s Huffington Post invited commentary on some remarks by Dr. Craig Venter and summarizes the limitations and risks of genomics, transgenics, and artificial life.

The Atlantic Mann Rebuttal

This article, published in RMISolutions, describes the efforts by RMI and Amory Lovins to work with the American military to combat energy waste. The potential energy savings available to the military are detailed. The article includes a section called, “All Energy Experts on Deck,” in which Lovins compares the design…

FreedomCAR, Hypercar, and Hydrogen

In 2002, Amory Lovins gave this presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science. The presentation is focused on the the American automakers and the U.S. Department of Energy’s FreedomCAR Program. He presents options that create energy efficient cars and airplanes, mostly through the use of lighter materials.