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Works by Amory Lovins

Does a Big Economy Need Big Power Plants

Amory Lovins wrote this piece as an invited blog for the New York Times “Freakonomics” column in 2009. In it, he argues for the use of distributed generation and “micropower” instead of big, central power plants. “…

Lovins’ Response to “The Homely Costs of Energy Conservation”

This piece, by Amory and Judy Lovins, was written in response to an article in The Wall Street Journal about the design, construction, and renovation of the Lovins’ home. The Lovins’ response draws economic conclusions opposite to those in the article, explaining how the house uses integrative design and clarifying…

Nuclear Nonsense

Stewart Brand’s book, Whole Earth Discipline, features a chapter claiming that new nuclear power plants are essential and desirable, and that a global nuclear “renaissance” is booming. Amory Lovins reviews the book and finds fatal flaws in the chapter’s facts and logic. Lovins explains why each of Brand’s claims are…

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…