12 May '11, 12pm

Radical Confidence: No Accident: Japan's move to reconsider, if not scrap, its nuclear energy program has led to...

Radical Confidence: No Accident: Japan's move to reconsider, if not scrap, its nuclear energy program has led to...

Japan's decision to put a moratorium on new construction of nuclear power plants , indeed considering shuttering all nuclear power plants -- a move that would affect 30 percent of the country's electricity generation -- has me thinking about the role of Intention as it regards the success of sustainability. My experience in sustainability programs that work, having observed this for more than 25 years, is that those that are successful are very consciously designed and involve both a required element and an incentive element. Programs that rely exclusively on a mandatory elements, for example minimum building codes, are successful at raising the floor but do very little to promote continuous improvement, even if they are on a regular revision schedule. On the other hand, purely incentive-based programs, such as increasing energy prices or providing rebates similarly have s...

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energybulletin.net 09 May '11, 8pm

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Germany’s Unlikely Champion Of a Radical Green Energy Path

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e360.yale.edu 09 May '11, 12pm

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Carbon War Room CEO: "Radical Incrementalism Will Fail"

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renewableenergyworld.com 12 May '11, 1pm

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Japan scraps plan for 14 new nuclear plants

climateprogress.org 11 May '11, 1am

Tuesday’s decision will abandon a plan that the Kan government released last year to build 14 more nuclear reactors by 203...

Japan Will Turn to Renewable Energy After Fukus...

sustainablebusiness.com 12 May '11, 4pm

Japan's Prime Minister said Tuesday that renewable energy will play a larger role as the country reassesses its energy pol...

Nuclear Problems in the Rearview Mirror: The Nu...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 May '11, 6pm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week that in hindsight, a problem at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama...

Green: Nuclear Problems in the Rearview Mirror

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 May '11, 8pm

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Japan ditches nuclear plans raising hopes for w...

businessgreen.com 11 May '11, 8am

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan confirmed yesterday that the government would scrap a plan to obtain half of its electric...

Japan ditches nuclear plans raising hopes for w...

businessgreen.com 11 May '11, 8am

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan confirmed yesterday that the government would scrap a plan to obtain half of its electric...

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The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high--what ...

greenbiz.com 19 May '11, 11am

It is a gray, rainy day here in New York (this year is on track to be the second wettest year in New York history) and rea...