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Amory Lovins


American energy expert.
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Amory Lovins
If you ask me, it'd be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it.
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I think along the way, as we treat nature as model and mentor, and not as a nuisance to be evaded or manipulated, we will certainly acquire much more reverence for life than we seem to be showing right now.Ē
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...new nuclear plants are simply unfinanceable in the private capital market, and the technology will continue to die of an incurable attack of market forcesóall the faster in competitive markets. This is true not just in the U.S., where the last order was in 1978 and all orders since 1973 were cancelled, but globally.




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Variable but forecastable renewables (wind and solar cells) are very reliable when integrated with each other, existing supplies and demand. For example, three German states were more than 30 percent wind-powered in 2007óand more than 100 percent in some months. Mostly renewable power generally needs less backup than utilities already bought to combat big coal and nuclear plants' intermittence.
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There are two kinds of micropower. One is co-gen and combined heat and power. That was about two-thirds of the new capacity and three-quarters of the new electricity last year. The rest was distributed or decentralized renewables, which was a $38 billion U.S. global market last year for selling equipment. That's wind, solar, geothermal, small hydro and biomass.... Micropower surpassed nuclear power in worldwide installed capacity in 2002, and surpassed nuclear in electricity generated per year just in the last few months.
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A widely heralded view holds that nuclear power is experiencing a dramatic worldwide revival and vibrant growth, because itís competitive, necessary, reliable, secure, and vital for fuel security and climate protection. Thatís all false. In fact, nuclear power is continuing its decades-long collapse in the global marketplace because itís grossly uncompetitive, unneeded, and obsoleteóso hopelessly uneconomic that one neednít debate whether itís clean and safe; it weakens electric reliability and national security; and it worsens climate change compared with devoting the same money and time to more effective options.
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