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Amory Lovins continues Sowing Confusion About Renewable and Nuclear Energy

…0/2014 (continuation of discussion on Forbes) From Rod Adams 1458 09Aug14 @Amory Lovins Once again, I owe you an apology. I just read the RMI IRS 990 for 2008 more thoroughly. It includes a note indicating that the $780,000 bonus reported in 2008 was reported in both 2007 (as part of the $807,000 compensation for program services) and in 2008 due to a change in reporting rules. From Amory Lovins 8/9/2014 Thank you. FYI, this single but twice-repor…

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Warning: Amory Lovins is influencing national security decision makers

…to new tasks. He’d also heard my rant one morning after having attended an Amory Lovins talk at a series called “The Energy Conversation.” Those talks were organized by people from the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy for energy-interested individuals in the DC area. Audiences included staff officers, decision makers, private business and support contractors. I’d challenged Mr. Lovins on several points, including his blanket asse…

Amory Lovins At Solar 2010 – More Tortured Logic and Bold, Assertive Lies

…t’s safe to say that Andy Bochman, the dodenergy blogger, is an acolyte of Amory Lovins. 5 paragraphs from the bottom, “… The new energy order will be driven by our new Secretary of Energy Amory Lovins …” Rich I posted this earlier on “Wind Power Challenges In Pacific Northwest” and received no feedback. It does not take a genius to figure out this will not work. Look at the before and after pages for the Elk River Project. Here -> http://www….

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Amory Lovins suggests additional areas of agreement between us

Amory Lovins understands that high quality blogging requires interaction between the author and the people who take time to make comments. He actively engages with readers after he publishes posts on Forbes.com. He even visits here and engages on occasion. I admire that and enjoy the opportunity to spar with a famous person whose views are so different from my own. Our most recent interaction on Forbes includes several different comment threads o…

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Amory Lovins-speak: Three misleading statements in a 15 second sound bite

…ly incorrect assertions in just 15 seconds (7:44-7:58). Here is the quote: Amory Lovins – Since August ought 5, the US has offered 100 plus percent construction subsidies for new nuclear plants plus operating subsidies slightly bigger than wind power gets without making a single reactor financeable with private risk capital. Let’s take each one of those individually. “Since August ought 5, the US has offered 100 plus percent construction subsidies…

Amory Lovins, the "Chief Scientist" who could not complete a degree program, is at it again

…lly am beginning to understand why I have such a different world view from Amory Lovins, the “Chief Scientist” of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). We have had completely different life experiences. In his 1977 book titled Soft Energy Paths on page 55, Lovins wrote, “In an electrical world, your lifeline comes not from an understanding neighborhood technology run by people you know who are at your own social level, but rather from an alien, remo…

Amory Lovins's academic career

…’s blog, so it morphed into its own post. I have been reading the works of Amory Lovins for a number of years and have often had difficulty following his math and reasoning. Part of the problem is that he makes some unsupportable assumptions. I have posted several comments on this blog about specific issues. You can find them by using the search block above to look for “Lovins”. Mr. Lovins is, however, an influential figure who has published a num…

Amory Lovins has successfully bamboozled Phil Windley at IT Conversations

…_________________________ This week’s newsletter contains these stories: * Amory Lovins on IT Conversations * Top Ten IT Conversations Shows for September 2007 If you are new to this blog, you can catch up on why I describe my feeling as shock and horror by simply performing a search of Atomic Insights for the word “Lovins” using that search box up at the top left corner of the page. (It is the blank space to the right of the white B with the oran…

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Blast from the past from a “clean coal” advocate – Amory Lovins

…ry, Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense. I am, of course, talking about Amory Lovins, the founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). It’s worthwhile to review the article that helped to launch Lovins’s career as a “consultant experimental physicist” – those are the words used in his blurb on RMI’s Staff List. His attention-getting article appeared the October 1976 issue of Foreign Affairs is still pointed to as one of the seminal thought pi…

Amory Lovins on Charlie Rose

…ugh the magic of Google Video, you can see the interview at Charlie Rose – Amory Lovins / Ian Schrager. At the beginning of the interview, Charlie began talking about how Amory had attended Oxford. I was impressed by the honest of Amory’s response: “I dropped out of both Harvard and Oxford. Harvard wanted me to specialize too much.” This is much more in line with what I found out and published on a post titled Amory Lovins’s Academic Career than t…

Who Are You Going To Believe – The Leader of A Company With an Obligation to Supply Electricity or a Gadfly Like Amory Lovins

…r electricity in the coming years. Unlike self described energy gurus like Amory Lovins and Joe Romm, two people who have spent decades talking and writing about energy supply options, Mr. Yates has a legal responsibility as the head of a regulated monopoly electric utility company to make prudent choices that will ensure continued reliable operation of the system that supplies a vital commodity that supports modern society – electricity. He has t…

Economist Article on Amory Lovins – Important Point of View from a Establishment Media Outlet

One of the reasons that I write so often about Amory Lovins is that I believe that the man is a danger to the health and prosperity of billions of people. His views, if accepted, would put the world into a precarious position with less access to clean water, healthy food and reliable electrical power. Unfortunately, he has a great PR department that helps him gain access to the halls of the Pentagon and to feature articles in important publicatio…

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