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Drilling in All the Wrong Places

In this article from RMI’s Solutions Journal, Amory Lovins argues that the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is bad for the United States’ national security. He argues that it is insecure and accessible to attackers. He also argues that the pipeline is not an important source…

Forget Nuclear

This nontechnical summary article compares the cost, climate protection potential, reliability, financial risk, market success, deployment speed, and energy contribution of new nuclear power with those of its low- or no-carbon competitors. It explains why soaring taxpayer subsidies aren’t attracting investors. Capitalists instead favor climate-protecting competitors with less cost, construction…

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

This 2007 email exchange between Steve Berry (University of Chicago), Peter Bradford (former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner and senior utility regulator), and Amory Lovins elucidates the case for and against nuclear power in relation to climate and the environment. Lovins argues that energy efficiency measures are the best approach to…

Profitable Solutions for Oil, Climate, and Proliferation

This lecture was given at the American Academy in Berlin and it is an expanded version of an article published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In it, Amory Lovins explains how energy efficiency measures can have a lasting impact on climate and the environment. Lovins’ answers the question,…

What Can We Do?

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. Lovins’ proposed solution is to stop wasting energy. He points out that saving energy is cheaper…