Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security
Rocky Mountain Institute, Jan 1, 2004 - Energy conservation - 306 pages
Offers a coherent strategy for ending oil dependence, starting with the United States but applicable worldwide. There are many analyses of the oil problem. This synthesis is the first roadmap of the oil solution, one led by business for profit, not dictated by government for reasons of ideology. This roadmap is independent, peer-reviewed, written for business and military leaders, and co-funded by the Pentagon. It combines innovative technologies and new business models with uncommon public policies: market-oriented without taxes, innovation-driven without mandates, not dependent on major (if any) national legislation, and designed to support, not distort, business logic.
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Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and at Snowdonia of Wales and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Lovins is one of the most important people on the planet. He has published and consulted widely, and is active in energy affairs in some 15 countries, as synthesist and lobbyist. In 1979 he married L. Hunter Sheldon, a lawyer, forester, and social scientist. Hunter received her undergraduate degree in sociology and political studies from Pitzer College, and her J.D. from Loyola University's School of Law. In 1982, along with Hunter, Amory Lovins founded the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), based in Snowmass, Colorado. Together with a group of colleagues, the Lovinses foster efficient resource use and policy development. RMI is an organization with a staff of around 50.
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Available for free as a PDF! Everyone should read this. A little dense, yes, but it constructs an arguably viable plan for restructuring an economy without oil. Is it the ultimate answer to global ... Read full review