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Soft Energy Paths Towards a Durable Peace (Harper Colophon Books Cn653) by Amory B. Lovins

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Written in English


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  • Power resources,
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  • Energy policy

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Open LibraryOL9238720M
ISBN 100060906537
ISBN 109780060906535

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Soft energy paths involve efficient use of energy, diversity of energy production methods (matched in scale and quality to end uses), and special reliance on co-generation and "soft energy technologies" such as solar energy, wind energy, biofuels, geothermal energy, wave power, tidal power, etc. Soft Energy Paths: Towards a Durable Peace (Harper Colophon Books Cn) by Lovins, Amory B. 1st Harper Colopho edition () Paperback on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excellent Book. Amory Lovins advocates "soft energy paths" involving efficient energy use, diverse and renewable energy sources, and special reliance on "soft energy technologies". Soft energy technologies are those based on solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal, etc. which are matched in scale and quality to their task. Residential solar energy technologies are Awards: World Technology Award, Right . Lovins, Amory B. Soft Energy Paths: Towards a Durable York: Harper & Row, In energy policy analyst Amory Lovins coined the term “soft energy path” to describe an alternative future where energy efficiency and appropriate renewable energy sources steadily replace a centralized energy system based on fossil and nuclear fuels.

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‘Soft’ technologies are those that are flexible, sustainable, and benign Soft energy paths rely upon soft technologies (contrasting to the ‘hard’ energy path that rely upon expensive, complex, and unsustainable techs) Five characteristics of soft energy technologies Rely . The first work is the final report of an important two-year multinational effort, under the guidance of Carroll L. Wilson of M.I.T., to assess world energy demand and supply. The report concludes that oil supplies will run short of demand sooner than is generally expected, probably between and , and that there is an urgent need to prepare now for the coming oil shortage with alternate. Soft Energy Paths: Toward a Durable Peace, Penguin Books. Morrison, D.E., and Lodwick D.G. (). "The social impacts of soft and hard energy systems", Annual Review of Energy, 6, External links. Amory Lovins on the Soft Energy Path American energy: The renewable path to energy security. Oct 07,  · The soft path shown in Figure 1B is or percent below actual energy use, normalizing to actual GDP growth or not, respectively. But the best contemporaneous econometric forecasts were about 60–70 percent too high. Then in –15, far from turning upwards, energy intensity fell by a further 24 percent.