Amory Lovins, “Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken?” Foreign Affairs, 1976.

In 1976, physicist and environmental activist Armory B. Lovins published an article, “Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken?” in Foreign Affairs. This excerpt from his article highlights what he termed “soft energy paths”: low-tech, environmentally safe, distributed energy forms including energy efficiency and renewable energy. How can Lovins’ article make us think about the multiplicity of environmental policy options that were under discussion in the 1970s? 

Citation: 
Amory B. Lovins, "Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken?," Foreign Affairs, October 1976.
Library Item date: 
1976