Thankful for RMI’s help in developing new energy policy |

Thankful for RMI’s help in developing new energy policy

Dear Editor,

Mr. R.T. Moolick wrote in Sunday’s edition of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent referring to the the Lovins’ and Rocky Mountain Institute as the “Ding-a-ling crowd” and “dreamers.” The letter was in response to RMI’s work on national energy policy.

For the benefit of readers who do not follow energy issues, it should be shared that RMI and the Lovins’ are internationally recognized leaders in the field. The Wall Street Journal’s Centennial Issue named Amory Lovins among 39 people in the world most likely to change the course of business in the 1990s. Time magazine cited the Lovins’ as among the scientists most likely to save the planet. Lovins is also known as one of the most powerful people in the global automobile industry. Mr. Lovins has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and too many other awards to mention.

Personally, it is a source of great hope to me that RMI is working to shape national energy policy. RMI and countless other organizations are working to develop a sustainable energy policy which will allow us to enjoy a high standard of comfort while minimizing depletion of the natural capital to which we are stewards. Our current policy brings out the worst in a great country. I share R.T. Moolick’s enthusiasm for America but qualify his assertion that America is Number 1 with the sobering facts that we place first in: energy consumption, pollution, arms exporting, trash generation, per capita incarceration, and dependence on fossil fuels. Cheerleading for the status quo has been and continues to be deadly energy policy.


Robert Schultz


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