is chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. Published in 31 books and more than 450 papers, his innovations linking energy, design, security, environment, and development have received many global awards. He has advised major firms and governments in 50+ countries for 40+ years on advanced energy and resource efficiency.
For more than three decades, Amory Lovins and Chungliang Al Huang have shared a special kinship in the natural wisdom of the ineffable Tao. As pioneers in their individual paths, they continue to merge in their shared living philosophy and way of being. Many years ago, in a collaboration between Lovins's Rocky Mountain Institute and Huang's Living Tao Foundation, a calligraphic poster was created of “The Tao of Leadership,” based on Verse 17 from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. Now it is a collector’s gem gracing the walls of executive offices around the world.
Half of America’s oil and gas and three-quarters of its electricity can be saved more cheaply than supplying them from existing facilities. Dramatic advances in efficiency technologies, ways to combine and integrate them, and ways to market and implement them are synergistic with parallel revolutions in low- or no-carbon energy supplies. All are rapidly expanding. For example, “micropower” (cogeneration plus distributed renewables) already provides a sixth of the world’s electricity and greater than two-thirds of its new electricity.