A global clean-energy race is emerging with astounding speed, and the ability to operate without fossil fuels will define winners and losers in business and among nations. In his new book "Reinventing Fire," physicist Amory B. Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute offers a new vision to revitalize business models, maneuver around Washington gridlock and win the clean-energy race. Lovins makes the case that the long-awaited energy tipping point -- where alternative energies perform better than oil and coal, and compete purely on cost -- is no longer decades in the future. Grounded in 30 years of practical experience, this groundbreaking, peer-reviewed analysis integrates market-based solutions across transportation, buildings, industry and electricity. Lovins is the co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the world"s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy listed him in its "Top 100 Global Thinkers" list.