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Electricity

Energy End-Use Efficiency

This paper, which was commissioned by the InterAcademy Council, discusses the importance and benefits of considering energy end-use efficiency when making energy economic decisions. Energy end-use efficiency is the concept of providing more desired services per unit of energy consumed. According to Amory Lovins, increasing energy end-use efficiency is generally…

Energy Efficiency, Taxonomic Overview

This document is an excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Energy. Amory Lovins provides an extensive overview of energy efficiency. The excerpt includes the definition and importance of energy efficiency, the benefits of energy efficiency, the engineering versus economic perspectives, the diminishing versus expanding returns to investments in energy efficiency, market…

Home Energy Briefs: #2 Lighting

This Home Energy Brief gives an overview of steps to take in making your home lighting more energy efficient while maintaining and improving lighting quality. Improving the efficiency of your home lighting can not only reduce your electric bills, it can also improve the atmosphere, comfort, and safety of the…

Some Missing Elements of Sustainable Development

In this lecture given at Stanford University, Amory Lovins presents his theories on sustainable development. He argues that the efficient use of energy is a fundamental driver of sustainable development because it is part of the proper allocation of financial capital on the scale of the macroeconomy. Lovins provides several…

Mobilizing Energy Solutions

In this article in The American Prospect, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins argue that the “energy problem” is not that we are running out of it. By defining the problem as one of lack of supply and the answer as forcing more traditional supply, policy has undercut the real solution…