Article | 1990

Negawatt Revolution

By Amory Lovins

This paper from 1990 describes electricity and cost savings potential. The examples given show how technology from the time could be harnessed to save three-fourths of electricity in use by companies. In the examples provided, savings can be found from lighting improvements, such as switching from incandescent lamps to compact fluorescent lamps. Even in 1990, companies found impressive economic savings by choosing efficient energy plans. The paper also argues that the best energy policy for the nation, for business, and for the environment is one that focuses on using electricity efficiently.