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Lovins on the Soft Path
An Energy Future with a Future

Hunter and Amory Lovins make the case for energy efficiency and energy conservation.

A printer-friendly version of this page 36 minutes
Directed by George C. Lynde, Jr.
Executive Producer: Nelson B. Robinson
Associate Producer for ECEC Films: Roberta Gibb-Welch
Writer: Marjorie Prager
Camera: Kevin Burke
Animation: Salvatore Raciti
Narration: Robert J. Lurtsema
Editors: Diane Hodgman, Ollie Hallowell, Bebe Nixon
Music: Paul Winter Consort
Produced for Essex County
Ecology Center Films, Inc. by Envision Corporation, Boston

"We're in the position of somebody that can't keep the bathtub full because the water keeps running out. Before we buy a bigger water heater, we ought to get a plug." Amory Lovins

Since the 1970s Hunter and Amory Lovins have been the foremost proponents of an energy policy that concentrates on efficiency and the appropriate use of renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind, and water. The Lovinses call this the "soft path" and in this classic film argue for its practicality as opposed to the "hard path" which favors increased energy production and the use of coal and nuclear power.

With a 33-page Study Guide by the Lovins' Rocky Mountain Institute.

Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1982     Copyright Date: 1982
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-778-7     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-275-X

"What can a half-hour film about energy planning say that hasn't been said before? Practically everything when it's LOVINS ON THE SOFT PATH."
Solar Age

"An energy revolution without fanfare-presented so clearly you wonder why you didn't know it already."
David Brower, Friends of the Earth

"Skillfully structured to hold audience interest and for ease of comprehension, this Blue Ribbon winner is a stimulating choice for high school and college courses and for public library screenings."

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Lovins on the Soft Path

"An energy revolution without fanfare-presented so clearly you wonder why you didn't know it already." David Brower, Friends of the Earth

Rocky Mountain Institute website
"Rocky Mountain Institute develops and implements practical and profitable solutions to resource and environmental challenges, changes the minds of the people who make the rules, and informs and inspires citizens. RMI's mission is to foster the efficient and restorative use of natural and human capital to create a secure, prosperous and life-sustaining world. "
33-page Study guide by RMI

Awards and Festivals
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival
Best of Festival, National Assn for Environmental Education Film Festival
Best Science & Technology Film, San Francisco International Film Festival
Best Energy Film, Audubon International Environmental Film Festival

American Studies
Local Economies
Political Science
Renewable Energy

Urban and Regional Planning

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