Category: Hunter Lovins

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The Future of Industry in Asia (for UNIDO)

By L. Hunter Lovins, Emily A. Evans, Bonnie Nixon and Catherine Greener Written for the UNIDO International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, September 2009. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][download the .pdf of the full 200+ page report]...

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Xcel Playing dirty on coal plant plan: It wants us to bear cost now for plant that might never materialize

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Boulder Daily Camera 30 April 2006 Hey, fellow Xcel ratepayers: weary after a long winter of double-digit rate increases? Watch out! Another rate increase to finance a polluting coal plant is hidden...

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A Vison For Green Afghanistan

A Brief Proposal for a Comprehensive Strategy to Develop a Competitive and Sustainable Afghanistan Afghanistan faces enormous challenges. After almost 30 years of war, much of its infrastructure is in ruins, or was never completed. In the wake of 9-11, the international community, recognizing the threat to world peace of a devastated Afghanistan, pledged billions...

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Natural Capitalism: Path to Sustainability?

Corporate Environmental Strategy July 2001 In this article, the Lovins’2 explain what is meant by Natural Capitalism, four principles that enable business to behave responsibly towards both nature and people while increasing profits, inspiring their workforce and gaining competitive advantage. It combines radically increased resource productivity; closed-loop, zero-waste, nontoxic production; a business model that rewards both; and reinvestment in...

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The Challenge of Globalization

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Also in The Aspen Institute’s 50th Anniversary Symposium “Globalization and Culture” The Impact of Globalization  Many people watched the recent protests against globalization in Prague, Melbourne, Washington, and Seattle, and wondered what all...

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Energy Surprises for the 21st Century

By L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins Also in [email protected] May/June 2000. [download .pdf of full article, PART I] [download .pdf of full article, PART II] PART I: Twenty-three years ago, claims that energy efficiency would shift United States energy use patterns, reducing overall consumption far below official forecasts, were laughed at. Today, total U.S....

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Design Failure and Conservation

Also in Conservation Biology, Volume 16 #2, 2000. H. L. Menchen said that for every problem there is an answer that is short, simple, and wrong.  David Orr is one of the few thinkers who seeks to understand the broad-reaching interconnections among problems, and their relationships to biological diversity, conservation issues, and the creation of a...