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'Planet Hero' Hunter Lovins to speak in Pleasanton tonight

Original post made on Jun 7, 2010

Pleasanton's Committee on Energy and the Environment is hosting a talk by Hunter Lovins on "Energy Efficiency and Long-Term Sustainability" at 7 p.m. this evening at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 24, 2010, 6:34 AM

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Posted by Brad Rowe
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2010 at 1:38 am

Check out our interview with author and Sustainable Development Expert L Hunter Lovins conducted at the Presidio Graduate School in 2009.

Join the discussion at MIPtalk – Conversations with the World's Most Interesting People:

Episode 3 – L. Hunter Lovins – My Good Rope Horse Is Not For Sale
Web Link


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 7:25 am

Just so that we have a "balanced discussion" against the hogwash this environmental leftist will be spewing tonight, I offer the first of youtube video (of 9) that counters the fraud Al Gore's film "Inconvenient Truth."

This video is entitled "The Great Global Warming Swindle" >>> Web Link


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 7:25 am

This event took place almost two weeks ago. For those of you that missed it, please put in the time and effort to learn more about Ms. Lovins's powerful message of natural capitalism and how to attain energy self-sufficiency.

I first became acquainted with her work in the mid 1980's at the Rocky Mountain Institute, founded by Hunter and her husband Amory Lovins. Both have been revolutionary in the area of energy conservation in the built environment.


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 7:47 am

Socialist democrats are suppose to be in favor of "fairness" and "balance" right? (NOT)...

Anyway, here is the Bay Area's own climate expert, Brian Sussman who authored "Climategate" ...

Sussman on Hannity's show >>> Web Link

Lovin's material is hogwash. Without manufacturing a (false) crisis, there would be no government funding toward socialists like her.


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 7:56 am

How are suggestions on how to reduce the energy usage in an office building or a manufacturing facility "hogwash"? If anything, her presentation was more about national security (reducing the reliance on foreign oil, for example) than a "false crisis". She is an energy consultant and her income is derived by businesses who hire her to make recommendations to reduce their energy usage, not government funding.

Clearly, you did not attend the event on 24 March or you would be much better informed regarding her credentials and the information she provided.


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:06 am

So, if she is in favor of "reducing our dependence on foreign oil" as you say, I then assume she is a proponent of...

- more domestic drilling (both offshore, in ANWAR, within the lower 48)
- more construction of oil refineries in the US?
- less government regulation regarding gas grades?
- more development of nuclear power plants?
- more coal fired plants?
- ok...some alternative energy research (which has yet to produce anything of substance)?

???


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:08 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Brian Sussman, climate expert? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:15 am

BTW: Regarding the characterization of Lovin's as "Planet Hero"...

I consider her in the category of an environmental extremist, who as a group, have successfully forced offshore oil drilling into extreme deep waters (vs. shallow waters)... that has now resulted in one of the greatest environmental disasters we've ever seen.

She is the type of person who bares some (no, not all) responsibility for this oil spill crisis.


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:21 am

Hogwash -- Don't assume anything about anyone before you do your own research. She is a professor, author, business woman, lecturer and globally recognized authority on sustainability. Google her and educate yourself.

Challenge yourself to learn something new today.


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:25 am

And she does not label herself as an environmentalist -- you did that.

Check out a short bio:
Web Link


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:29 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Brian Sussman: climate expert!
Lovin: environmental extremist!


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:33 am

Fair enough. I did check out her "business." I do not consider her organization a true private sector business. Essentially what she does is contract with private sector businesses on how to comply with the federal environmental regulations...many of which are unscientific, empirically unsound (e.g. the EPA's CO2 regs), and only "sustain" big and bigger government as well as enviro-leftists like her.

Now it is YOUR turn...

Read "Climategate" for starters... Web Link


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

You are missing the point again, Hogwash. Her message and her expertise is in sustainability, and she has not put herself out there as an climate change scientist. What she brings to her clients are recommendations that can "enables companies to achieve improved prosperity by providing them practical and profitable ways to infuse sustainability into their operations and culture." She is a capitalist, and sees increased commercial profit as the primary motive for energy conservation. If Walmart can save a million dollars a month in electricity, which they did using her recommendations, who loses?


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:59 am

And YOU have missed my question...

There is no way I'd consider her a 'free market' advocate unless she were a proponent of...

- more domestic drilling (both offshore, in ANWAR, within the lower 48)

- more construction of oil refineries in the US

- less government regulation regarding gas grades

- more development of nuclear power plants

- more coal fired plants

- ok...some alternative energy research (which has yet to produce anything of substance)

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Come back to me with her positions on the above and then we'll talk.

Meantime, I trust you'll read "Climategate" (to "learn something new today," as you say. I won't hold my breath.)


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

Hogwash -- The link to the bio I provided is from the RMI site, which is a non-profit. Among her many enterprises is Natural Capitalism, Inc., which is her primary consulting business.

Web Link

It is irrelevant if you do not considering her business a "true private sector business", as you are clearly not familiar with her body of work.


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

Her non-profit (not a true business) is "helping" other businesses deal with the extortion by the EPA, which in turn benefits fellow extortionists like her maintain her non-profit. Nice racket huh? Uber Extortionist and eco-fraud Al Gore would agree.

BTW: How's that book that you're reading coming along?


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

Her positions on your arbitrary list of issues is well known. Again I say, do your own research.

One of her most interesting comments during the question and answer periods of her presentation was about nuclear energy and her opinion is that it is in the best interests of the US and the world if China converts entirely over to nuclear to reduce their dependence on coal burning plants which run 24/7 and have almost no filtration. But you weren't there to hear that, were you?


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Posted by Bowler
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

I already own a copy of Climegate, purchased downtown at Towne Center Books by my son at last week's First Wednesday party, so I do not need to borrow yours, thanks.


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

Ok...China to nuclear...but not the US, huh?


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Posted by Lovin's Hogwash
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

BTW: How utterly brilliant for her to have the following wish...

"it is in the best interests of the US and the world if China converts entirely over to nuclear to reduce their dependence on coal burning plants which run 24/7 and have almost no filtration."

Yeah, I am sure she has a great deal of leverage over China and their policies. (not) (And people actually waste time driving to hear the blatantly obvious like this?!!! I've got better things to do...like wash my gas-guzzling, global warming, SUV -- which is btw a much safer vehicle for my children to ride in should an accident occur.)


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Posted by Not Gullible
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

She is still CORPORATE....referring & directing & sharing in investments, from her 'free' guidance. Quite a get rich plan...sucker at public agencies.


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Posted by Gentle Harvester
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Hunter Lovins? I can't get past the name.


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