December 2013 Non-Fiction Chelsea Green

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era Amory B. Lovins

Oil and coal have built our civilization, created our wealth, and enriched the lives of billions. Yet, their rising costs to our security, economy, health, and environment now outweigh their benefits. Moreover, that long-awaited energy tipping point--where alternatives work better than oil and coal and compete purely on cost--is no longer decades in the future. It is here and now. And it is the fulcrum of economic transformation. This groundbreaking roadmap reveals market-based solutions across the transportation, building, industry, and electricity sectors. It highlights pathways and competitive strategies for a 158%-bigger 2050 U.S. economy that needs no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, and no new inventions.