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Articles by Amory Lovins

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What if Congress threw a Keystone XL party and nobody came?

What if Congress threw a Keystone XL party and nobody came?

Just as the Keystone XL pipeline battle comes to a political head, its business rationale may have vanished.

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Sowing confusion about renewable energy

Sowing confusion about renewable energy

Readers of The Economist may have been surprised for good reason to read that solar and wind are “the most expen­sive way of reducing green­house-gas emissions.

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Energy policies turned Fukushima into a loss for Japan and a win for Germany

Energy policies turned Fukushima into a loss for Japan and a win for Germany

Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources, but produces nine times less electricity from renewables. That’s because Japan’s government allows utility monopolies to protect their profits by blocking competitors.

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Renewables disrupting utilities? It's a good thing

Renewables disrupting utilities? It’s a good thing

Rather than lament the fall of traditional utilities, we should encourage progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts to shape a new electricity system.

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Separating fact from fiction in Germany’s renewables revolution

Separating fact from fiction in Germany’s renewables revolution

Germany’s Energiewende is a bold and complex experiment. Its inevitable imperfections get recognition and correction, but Germany could surprise the world by transforming even faster.

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Debunking the renewables disinformation campaign

Debunking the renewables disinformation campaign

The sad truth is that the media debate on clean and renewable energy is unbalanced, and seldom by accident.

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Renewable Germany: The very model of a new energy order

Renewable Germany: The very model of a new energy order

Germany’s energy turnaround offers proof that an industrialised, politically pluralistic market economy can run well on efficiency and renewables.