8+ Best Books by Amory Lovins

 

Amory Lovins is an American physicist and environmentalist. The man is also the chairman of Rocky Mountain Institute, which primarily deals with the environmental issues. Lovins became an environmentalist in the 70s and ever since then he has promoted the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy.

Lovins has won many awards and prizes and written some books on the issue of the free economy, the effects of global warming, the effects of boosting the supplies by many companies and many others. His books aim at creating awareness about the impending problem of environmental issues and resources.

 

Natural Capitalism

This book is one of the best books on the topic of ecological and the environmental responsibility of the cutting-edge businesses. The businesses are growing competitiveness, reducing costs and boosting their growth, and they are also responsible for the environment.

Read it For:
The book is loaded with various statistics and data, which provides a radical thinking.
Don't Read it For:
The stats and data are in abundance, which can distract the reader from reading the actual material.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a great book on the subject of sustainability and the use of natural resources.

Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run: A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth

David Brower is more than an elder statesman. He is the founder of Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute and the former member of Sierra Club. Brower outlines his plan to save mother earth despite his previous defeats.

Read it For:
The book is about the man who started two huge environmental organizations, which continue to do the good work even today.
Don't Read it For:
The book is great
What makes this book stand out?:
David Brower made a difference and created two environmental groups and left a mark in this field.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Coal and  oil had shaped our lives and made many rich. But the thought of finding alternatives for the two is not that far-off in the future, the time has come. This book is the discussion on the alternatives and the idea on how to change the business models according to the increasing need of the hour.

Read it For:
This book is the re-invention of the cleanest form of energy. This book aims at discussing many things which are important in for the transformation of our economy.
Don't Read it For:
This book neck deep into the changing face of economy and the power source of our economy, you should update yourself on these topics before you pick this book up,
What makes this book stand out?:
The talks about the main issues, which seemed like the problem of future generations are almost upon us. And it is the time to act and change before its too late.

Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

A breath-taking collection of the stories and the success stories of the Solar Power. People know little of the solar power and how humans have used it. The book traces the first use of this energy back to China in the Stone Age. The book also takes you through the journey of solar power through the recent times, such as the French coal engines running on solar power, the New York City’s grid in 1881 is powered by solar energy.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books to read about the history of solar energy and how the energy has been used over and over again.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not have much information on other topics apart from solar energy.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book debunks the general notion of solar energy being a twentieth-century invention.
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A New Dynamic – Effective Business in a Circular Economy

The book discusses the change in the economy and shifting of the economic gears due to digitalization and the IT technologies.

Read it For:
The book takes you through the behind scenes of the changing prices and the myriad of changes happening due to the IT tech developments.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a little too technical for the common man.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is big on information about the Circular Economy.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

The writers of this book not only promote the efficient running of businesses but also encourage the ecologically sound businesses. In this beautiful book, the writers discuss the companies and industries that are not only restoring the environment but are also providing jobs.

Read it For:
A great boo, inspiring even.
Don't Read it For:
The book simply an amazing book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well-researched.

Reinventing Electric Utilities: Competition, Citizen Action, and Clean Power

This book talks about the changing face of the electronic utility department. With new norms, many states in America have amended their laws. This book takes you through the challenges the citizens and the utility industrialists face. The book also has a thorough case study on Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which a model to be studied on the subject of the renewable energy discussion.

Read it For:
The book has all the relevant data and stats a person would need.
Don't Read it For:
The book seems biased to some
What makes this book stand out?:
The book provides immensely useful data.

Photovoltaics and Architecture

Photovoltaic systems (PVs) provide energy by using the direct rays of the sun. This book is the perfect new guide for understanding the working and the systems of the PV system. The book also gives information on how they are incorporated into the buildings and how they can be designed.

Read it For:
This book covers the basics as well the intricacies of the Photovoltaic systems (PVs).
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem bland to all those who are already aware of the system and its basics.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book discusses the system in lengths and is useful for many new users.

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