Amory Lovins

(Amory Bloch Lovins)

Amory Lovins
Amory Lovins
  • Born: November 13, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer, Advocate

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Amory Bloch Lovins is an American writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has written on energy policy and related areas for four decades. He was named by Time magazine one of the World's 100 most influential people in 2009.

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... the rising costs and risks of these fossil fuels are undercutting the security and prosperity they have enabled. Each day, the United States spends about $2 billion buying oil and loses another $4 billion indirectly to the macroeconomic costs of oil dependence, the microeconomic costs of oil price volatility, and the cost of keeping military forces ready for intervention in the Persian Gulf. Energy
... the rising costs and risks of these fossil fuels are undercutting the security and prosperity they have enabled. Each day, the United States spends about $2 billion buying oil and loses another $4 billion indirectly to the macroeconomic costs of oil dependence, the microeconomic costs of oil price volatility, and the cost of keeping military forces ready for intervention in the Persian Gulf. Energy
Facts are more mundane than fantasies, but a better basis for conclusions. Energy
It’s cheaper to save energy than to buy it. Energy
Nuclear power plants are all purchased by central planners and subsidized by the public purse…. Nuclear energy has died from an uncontrollable attack of market forces. Energy
Energy-saving technologies keep improving faster than they're applied, so efficiency is an ever larger and cheaper resource.
Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable.
I am a man without a furnace. My windows are insulated by 19 sheets of glass which cost less than installing a heating system.
I'm a practitioner of elegant frugality. I don't feel comfortable telling other people what to do, so I just try and lead by example.
I'm not an environmentalist. I'm a cultural repairman. It's all about efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, prosperous and life-sustaining.
Public discourse about climate change has resulted in the erroneous idea that it's all about cost, burden and sacrifice. If the math was correct, everyone would see it's about profit, jobs and competitive advantage.