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Preface to the Chinese Edition of Winning the Oil Endgame

In the preface to the Chinese edition to Winning the Oil Endgame, Amory Lovins puts the book in context for the Chinese audience. Winning the Oil Endgame offers a strategy for ending U.S. oil dependence. This synthesis is the first roadmap of the oil solution that is led by business…

The Nuclear Illusion

This paper challenges the view that nuclear power is competitive, necessary, reliable, secure, and affordable. The authors explain why nuclear power is uncompetitive, unneeded, and obsolete. The authors explore the economics of nuclear power by looking at past and future costs of new nuclear plants, what alternatives they must beat,…

Getting Off Oil: Recent Leaps and Next Steps

This article is a 2008 update on the progress of RMI’s 2005 effort to implement Winning the Oil Endgame. In this article, Amory Lovins provides an update on recent progress in many of the sectors targeted in Winning the Oil Endgame. He also describes the steps required to implement the…

Applied Hope

This article was written for RMI’s 2008 Annual Report. In it, Amory Lovins outlines RMI’s fundamental concept of “Applied Hope”. Lovins explains that RMI works within the framework of applied hope, which means “our ninety people work hard to make the world better, not from some airy theoretical hope, but…