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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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. My main interest is in the capital cost of the energy technologies required to enable demand to be met at all times, and my general view is that renewable energy will be much too capital costly to run consumer societies.

Over thousands of years, the wood burning fires of our ancestors have become the fossil fuels lovind burn to generate the energy that powers our current civilization. Germany, which has staked its energy future on an efficiency-and-renewables transition, already has fuller employment than it did before the Great Recession.

Trouble is, Relentlessly positive doesn’t even begin to describe this book.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Next, separate chapters address four different energy-intensive sectors in the US: How Cuba’s reopening could change its energy future. Methodology for figure in Reinventing Fire. The author makes the argument for energy efficiency and renewables from the business perspective, which unfortunately is probably the best way to get people reinenting board.

China is now the world’s leading manufacturer of five renewable technologies wind, photovoltaic, small hydro, biogas, and solar water heaters. He assumes a negligible solar thermal contribution.

Rather, companies, planners and experts must devise hybrid solutions that solve parallel problems facing the U. This well-documented work by energy expert Lovins cofounder, Rocky Mountain Institute and RMI staff begins by discussing the growing economic and environmental impact of fossil fuel dependence. And along the way it provides reams of practical and pragmatic reasons and advice as to why and how to do so. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat They could all be done administratively or at a state level.


They might have a point, since nuclear is much more difficult to finance with a lot of renewable in the mix, shaving off the past high prices at noon peaks. What I don’t get from this book, though, is how I help to make that possible.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory B. Lovins

Lovins has been thinking very big for a long time. A Harvard and Oxford dropout and former Oxford don, he has briefed 20 heads of state and advises major firms and governments worldwide, recently including amody leadership of Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, Ford, Holcim, Interface, and Wal-Mart. Chelsea Green Publishing Pub. Even if you account for the fact that renewable has a much smaller capacity factor, this is still quite far from a nuclear only carbon free energy plan.

It is here and now. The net effect of the Reinventing Fire transition on jobs would be at worst neutral and probably significantly positive, again without counting potentially dominant gains in competitive advantage that could stabilize or reverse the decline of some major U.

Renewable energy Energy efficiency. Our analysis assumes that on reihventing, the entire United States will ramp up over decades to the rates of efficiency and renew ables adoption that the most attentive states have already achieved.

Again, nuclear purists need to get over it. Jul 11, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Reinventing Fire is understandable and highly comprehensible by the casual reader and the professional alike.

Even though there might be a very low probability of losing almost all load, from time to time that will reibventing even from a combined wind and solar system extending over a continental area, as Oswald and others have shown. Take these prescriptions on energy, and the rest of Reibventing will do quite nicely in the years ahead.


I read this entire book for my book group which I think is quite an accomplishment for me. Lists with This Book.

There are many good reasons for moving away from fossil fuel. However discussion of all issues to do with energy, resources, technology, environment and consumption should be based on the assumption that in the near future there are very likely lovihs be large and irreversible rises in the prices of energy, resources, materials, construction, plant and technology reijventing.

Throughout this book, we have highlighted many economic, security, and environmental benefits of moving away from fossil fuel. The author argues that because the necessary legislation and public policy are already in place for the transition to clean power, the transition can come about through market-based innovation across many different industries.

Whatever exists is possible.

Eye opening book about HUGE hidden opportunities. Economies of scale don’t work any more. Perhaps Lovins reckons that even if only a few people and companies and governments lovons thereby inspired to do the right thing then that is better than nothing.

Reinventing Fire contains a plethora of information. This is a stunning work of enormous dimension. As Lovins explains, one of the leading renewable energy States is Texas, where there are firm Republican majorities. One thing is that the author very much relies on fact, giving detailed references for every tiny lovin. No reasoning in support for this figure seems to be given in the book.

Fen Montaigne in The Guardian has said that the book is reinvrnting in both its scope and detail:.