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Our visit to the Rocky Mountain Institut

During our recent trip to Colorado, we had the chance to visit the Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins as a research institute in matters such as sustainability, energy, and efficient use of resources. 360 more words

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Post 2 - Presentations from Fantastic Energy Summit

My previous post described the fantastic energy summit at UNC’s Appalachian State University. As noted, I am making the presentations by the speakers available. The 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit was amazing, educational, inspiring and scary. 131 more words

A Fantastic New State of Energy Summit

This past week I attended the 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit for the UNC System. It was amazing, educational, inspiring and scary. Not only was it highly educational, it also had integrity because it practiced what it preached, it was a zero waste event. 698 more words

Too cheap to meter? Not nuclear--solar!

The nuclear power industry certainly rues the day the concept that atomic electricity would be “too cheap to meter” entered the public’s mind. The phrase has become inextricably linked with nuclear power, but not in the way its creators envisioned: instead of as a success story, it has become a symbol of nuclear power’s economic failure. 1,157 more words

Energy Future

Amory Lovins and His 40 Year Energy Plan

Whenever I encounter someone who believes that a huge penetration of variable energy resources (mainly solar and wind) can only come with the advent of cost-effective energy storage, I always recommend this… 24 more words

Renewables - Business

People Who Favor the Migration to Renewable Energy Have Big Hearts--But Sometimes Impractical Ideas

I’m in close communication with the World Business Academy, a Santa Barbara, CA-based non-profit dedicated to the migration to 100% renewable energy.  I urge readers to check out their website and form their own opinions. 385 more words

Renewables - Science