Amory Lovins and Wes Jackson both launched their big ideas in 1976, the first about energy and the second about agriculture. At this year’s Prairie Festival in Kansas, they smacked up against Bill McKibben description of the immediacy of climate change.
Amory Lovins in 1976 argued for sweeping changes in energy. Many of them are finally coming about. But can we change directions soon enough to avert disaster?
Kit Carson Electric of Taos, N.M., has set a goal of 100 percent renewables. The cast of characters includes the son of a coal miner and a former executive with Nike.