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Amory Lovins

Entries by Amory Lovins

Urgent Memo to Biotech Pioneers: Life Is More Than a DNA Sequence

(9) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:33 AM

Amory Lovins is chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute (, which he cofounded in 1982. In 2009, Time named him one of the world's 100 most influential people; Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers. Parts of this article are adapted from a new article in...

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Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed, Mr. President

(273) Comments | Posted February 9, 2013 | 5:33 PM

Co-authored with Thomas Dinwoodie

In his recent New Republic interview, President Obama said we "need some big technological breakthrough" to tackle climate change. Mr. President -- our nation already has the technologies to protect the climate while advancing prosperity. Here's how.

Your National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed just last June...

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With Nuclear Power, "No Acts of God Can Be Permitted"

(127) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 2:35 PM

As heroic workers and soldiers strive to save stricken Japan from a new horror--radioactive fallout--some truths known for 40 years bear repeating.

An earthquake-and-tsunami zone crowded with 127 million people is an un-wise place for 54 reactors. The 1960s design of five Fukushima-I reactors has the smallest safety margin and...

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