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Jan 12, 2012

The Innovation Economy: Cleantech's Economic Power


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 are eroding and starting to outweigh their benefits.

The good news is that the tipping point where alternatives work better and compete on pure cost is not decades in the future; it is here and now. And that tipping point has become the fulcrum of economic transformation.

Listen to RMI Chief Scientist Amory Lovins explain to Merrill Lynch's Pamela Faatz how Reinventing Fire offers a new vision that can revitalize business models and end-run Washington gridlock.

"America is equipped in entrepreneurship, capital and technical skills to lead this revolution," Lovins says. "And, by using our most effective institutions - the dynamism of the private sector - this is a transition business can lead. So let's roll."

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January 18, 2012

Well what in the world is the U.S. waiting for? And why can't we figure out how to make this movement and the reality behind what Lovins is saying stick? Let's figure out a way to make winning this race as exciting, adventurous and sexy as putting a man on the moon. Let's pull the scientists, economists, entrepreneurs and storytellers together and show what a winning future looks like!

Kurt Mann
American Green Media

February 6, 2012

There is no doubt in my mind. We need to get a lot more EV's on the road. I wouldn't mind a hydrogen car either.

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