In Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the. Reinventing Fire has ratings and 24 reviews. the Kindle edition of Amory Lovins’ latest book “Inventing Fire – Bold Solutions for the New Energy Era”. Reinventing Fire: Bold New Solutions for the New Energy Era Amory Lovins Rocky Mountains Institute, A note on the energy chapters in.

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Reinventing Fire

Data and projections are illustrated through the use of comprehensive charts and figures. We would need to see that there has not been double counting here and the lack of explanation does not enable this.

The core issues require numerical analyses; they are about whether or not quantities and targets can be achieved but there are few if any explanations amorg this kind in the energy chapters. There are many good reasons for moving away from fossil fuel. This is the best summ Lovins and his Rocky Mountain Institute colleagues lay out a compelling case for why the dubious “global warming” debate actually detracts from solving the real problem.

Amory Lovins and his Rocky Mountain Institute have been writing about energy efficiency and the energy transition for decades now, and Reinventing Fire is not different in this respect. It is difficult to assess the transport fuel chapter as it seems to consist mainly of lobins optimistic claims for which little or no demonstration or derivation is given, and which seem quite implausible. Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, this major contribution by world leaders in energy innovation offers startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.

Rather, companies, planners and experts must devise hybrid solutions that solve parallel problems facing the U. There are options presented reinvdnting I had never dreamed about and not always in the status quo of “going green” the way we tend to think of the fife.


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Amory Lovins on ‘Reinventing Fire’ with convergence and innovation. The graphics and flow of the book though are so well done too Now if only we could figure out how to do that Jul 28, Karl-Friedrich Lenz rated it it was amazing Shelves: No one got even a case of mild radiation disease from that accident. An anthology from his work, The Essential Amory Lovinswas released in Imagine fuel without fear.

By getting competitive rewards right, he explained, there is scant need to regulate many of these transformations. A web site offers supporting methodological and technical material. More classic Amory Lovins. One part of his case is that nuclear power has not been able to attract private capital. Reinventing Fire jobs model methodology. I read this entire book for my book group which I think is quite an accomplishment for me.

According to Pfuger and Birol the annual rich world energy investment is about. Amory Lovins is a noted authority on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply.

Renewable energy Energy efficiency. Trouble is, Relentlessly positive doesn’t even begin to describe this book. Jul 11, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: How Cuba’s reopening could change its energy future. He dwells on the virtues of localised generation.

Oil and coal have built our civilization, created our wealth, reinvventing enriched the lives of billions. In addition lithium etc. This book is very much concerned with solutions, instead of pointing out that nothing can possibly work. When these are applied to the above capacities that Lovins assumes the total capital cost comes out at around that which he arrives at for the generating plant, i. Integrated Life Cycle Analysis, Dept.

Lovins discusses everything from how to redesign heavy trucks to make them more fuel efficient to ways to change factory pipes to conserve energy — the book lays out a plan for the U. He cofounded in and reinvenring as Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent, market-oriented, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that creates abundance by design.


The Fukushima accident certainly has not helped support for nuclear energy. A cap for coal mining should be instituted by every coal mining country in the world.

Lovins argues against the “all of the above” position of having renewable energy and nuclear as well. So, anyone think that any of those conditions after IF above are fite to be met? It is here and now.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

For other studies see Trainer, b. Since there will be a need to make lots of synthetic fuel, a lack of demand meeting the constant reingenting should be no serious problem. Natural gas saved through more-efficient buildings and factories could be reallocated to cleaner, cheaper, and more efficient combined-heat-and-power in industry though we conservatively assume none in buildingsto displacing oil and coal in buildings and factories, and optionally to fueling trucks.

The problems of intermittency, big gaps, redundant plant required, and resulting system capital cost. A dense book full of no no nonsense ideas on how the US can plan for a future without fossil fuels.

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Hydrocarbons are generally worth more as a source of hydrogen and organic molecules than as a fuel. We can all learn from reading this clear statement from a real expert.

Great as an overall plan for lowering U. Whatever exists is possible.

Next, separate chapters address four different energy-intensive lovijs in the US: Not always engrossing reading, but everyone involved in making business and political decisions about energy should read it. In Reinventing FireAmory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the clean-energy race—not forced by public policy but led by business for enduring profit.