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Amory Lovins
Physicist Amory Lovins consults on energy to business and government leaders worldwide. He’s written 31 books and over 450 papers, and received the Blue Planet, Volvo, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, Zayed, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 11 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards. He’s an honorary U.S. architect, a Swedish engineering academician, and a former Oxford don, and has taught at nine universities, most recently Stanford. His RMI team’s autumn 2011 book Reinventing Fire describes business-led pathways for a vibrant U.S. economy that by 2050 needs no oil, coal, or nuclear power to provide clean and resilient energy with superior economics.

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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