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The Essential Amory Lovins: Selected Writings

Essential Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is one of the world’s leading authorities on energy – especially its efficient use and sustainable supply – and a prolific innovator in integrative design.

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Newsweek named him as “one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers”
The Wall Street Journal selected him as “one of the people most likely to change the course of business [in the 1990s]”
Foreign Policy put him in their Top 100 Global Thought Leaders
Harvard Kennedy School and US News & World Report named him one of America’s 24 Best Leaders, and in 2008...
• ... The Economist wrote that “history has proved him right.”

The Essential Amory Lovins brings together the author’s most important and influential writings and forms an inspiring resource for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the issues which lie at the heart of sustainability and energy challenges.

The book’s topics relate to the energy, resource use, design (building / vehicle / product), economic, security, environment, biotechnology, development and climate challenges society faces today – in brief, Amory’s ‘soft energy path’ offers the view that these interlinked problems can be solved integratively and profitably, without the need for extraction.

The book is a collection of essays, articles, arguments (and a poem or two) that shows Amory’s development as a visionary, practitioner and elder statesman for smart energy and resource policies.
A sampling of his ‘best hits’ that will provoke your own thinking and offer a glimpse into the development of one of the world’s greatest minds.