Just as the Keystone XL pipeline battle comes to a political head, its business rationale may have vanished.
Articles by Amory Lovins
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.
Rather than lament the fall of traditional utilities, we should encourage progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts to shape a new electricity system.
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.