Works by Amory Lovins
Learning From Japan’s Nuclear Disaster
In this article written in response to the Japanese nuclear crisis in 2011, Amory Lovins explains why nuclear energy is costly and dangerous and a poor alternative to renewable energy sources. Lovins argues that American nuclear plants are as risky as the Japanese plants and that there are lessons to…
Applied Hope: Commencement Remarks to the Natural Science School University of California at Berkeley
Amory Lovins interwove themes about Applied Hope and Imagine a World in this commencement address to the University of California at Berkeley’s Natural Sciences graduates on 15 May 2011. An amateur video of the speech is available on the RMI Outlet.
Reinventing Fire Industry Sector Methodology
This document provides RMI’s methodology for the analysis of the industry sector in Reinventing Fire.
Soft Energy Paths for the 21st Century
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Amory Lovins to outline his reaction to the Fukushima disaster and his suggestions for Japanese and U.S. energy policy for its house magazine Gaiko (Diplomacy). An abridged version was published 30 July 2011 in Japanese and is cited in this unabridged English version. It’s…
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.