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Energy in a Finite World-Expansio ad Absurdum? A Rebuttal

In commenting on the IIASA global energy study, Amory Lovins (1981) implicitly maintains that only those who hold his extreme views are objective. If not, the analyst is dismissed as being subjective, of low technical ability, and mindless. A scrutiny of Lovins's highly repetitive statements reveals that he is essentially saying two things.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Access – Sustainable Development and Distributed Energy

JEL Codes: Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q42: Alternative Energy Sources

Keywords: Energy conservation, Energy policy

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol2-No4-3

Published in Volume 2, Number 4 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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