Reinventing Fire – Bold Business Solutions For the New Energy Era – by Amory B. Lovins[Reading report] by Clara Fourquier

2015-04-28

The author is part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program at HEC Paris

With this essay, Amory Lovins provide the Americain public and private sectors with affordable, profitable and efficient methods and technologies to foster an energy transition. Opportunities lie in the sector of transportation, in the building industry, in the industry itself and in the electricity production and would enable us to live and produce better for a lower cost

Quote article  Clara Fourquier, « Reinventing Fire – Bold Business Solutions For the New Energy Era – by Amory B. Lovins », 28 april 2015, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/382.sls

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