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Response to RADM Robert G. James (USNR Ret.)’s 2 August 2011 Wall Street Journal op-ed Of Mustard Fuel and Marines

Former Naval and CIA officer and oil-industry executive Robert James claimed that military interest in advanced biofuels is a green fad and compromises combat effectiveness. Amory Lovins, who’s helped to lead military energy reform for three decades, corrects Dr. James’s misconceptions and misrepresentations in this comment posted on 3 August…

Lovins GreenHome 1.0: Factor Ten Engineering Case Study

Amory Lovins’s state-of-the-art green home and indoor growing space at 7,100 feet is remarkably energy efficient, includes several renewable technologies, and has no conventional heating and cooling system. The building demonstrates several principles of factor-ten engineering. This paper provides a detailed case study of the building.

Freeing America from its Addiction to Oil

This article was originally published on CNN.com in 2010 and expands on Amory Lovins’ TED talk from 2005. In the article, Lovins describes the progress made since RMI’s 2004 book, Winning the Oil Endgame. In recent years, implementation of the ideas in Winning the Oil Endgame has accelerated, led largely…

DOD’s Energy Challenge as Strategic Opportunity

This unabridged version of an April 2010 article published in Joint Force Quarterly, the magazine of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes how two big ideas—endurance and resilience—can turn the DoD’s energy costs and vulnerabilities into sources of breakthrough advantage, major savings in blood and treasure, and…

Nuclear Socialism

In this article in The Weekly Standard, Amory Lovins explains why the current 100+% subsidies for new nuclear power plants are still unable to attract private capital, yet violate free-market principles, hazard utilities’ and taxpayers’ financial health, and should be abolished—along with all other energy subsidies.