Professor Amory Lovins is cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain
Institute (RMI, www.rmi.org), an independent nonprofit think-and-do tank that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources.
Prof. Lovins spoke yesterday at Imperial College, London as part of their Energy Futures Lab initiative about the ideas in his 2011 business book “Reinventing Fire“. His analysis has shown that it would be possible to run a 2.6x-bigger US economy in 2050 with no oil, coal, or nuclear energy and one-third less natural gas at a much lower cost, with lower CO2 emissions and in a way that is led by business for profit.
You can read Prof. Lovins’ Opinion article in Energy & Environmental Science:
Profitable climate solutions: Correcting the sign error
Amory B. Lovins
Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 15-18