25 Nov '11, 10am

RMI’s Reinventing Fire Cuts Carbon by 82% While Saving $5 Trillion

Tweet In a major event at National Geographic headquarters last month, Rocky Mountain Institute’s founder and chief scientist, Amory Lovins, unveiled the pathway to a new energy era that would lead to energy independence, get us entirely off of oil, coal and nuclear energy , reduce natural gas consumption by a third, all while saving $5 trillion, creating economic growth and jobs. All of this is described in RMI’s latest book Reinventing Fire , which, according to Lovins, involved 75% of the staff in its creation. Introducing the book, Lovins said, “Humans are inventing a new fire–not dug from below but flowing from above, not scarce but bountiful, not local but everywhere. This new fire is not transient but permanent…and grown in ways that sustain and endure. Each of you owns a piece of that $5-trillion prize.” Even more impressive, said Lovins, in an interview on NPR’s S...

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