Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

Green Blog

Next to Japan, the most dramatic shift in nuclear energy policy following Fukushima occurred in Germany. Russia still intends to double its nuclear generating capacity by 2020, and India plans to increase its capacity 14-fold to 63,000 megawatts by 2032. Energy Earth Policy Institute Fukushima Germany IAEA Japan nuclear industry nuclear power

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

It is with a deepening sense of dread over the fate of future generations that we call on you to acknowledge the severity of the global climate emergency by placing climate stabilization at the top of your policy agendas. Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev.

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Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Brown Published for the Earth Policy Institute by W.W. It prescribes a worldwide cut in net carbon emissions of 80 percent by 2020, thus keeping atmospheric CO2 concentrations from exceeding 400 parts per million. “In Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0:

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The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Green Blog

The Earth’s renewable energy resources are vast and available to be tapped through visionary initiatives. A revamped clean energy economy will harness more energy from the wind and sun, and from within the Earth itself. Brown, in the October/November 2012 issue of Mother Earth News.

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Green Blog

Over the past decade, world wind electric generating capacity grew at nearly 30 percent per year, its increase driven by its many attractive features and by public policies supporting its expansion. Brown, in the October/November 2012 issue of Mother Earth News.

Plan B 3.0 (2008) Mobilizing to Save Civilization

The Green Changemakers

Entire book (pdf) Data sets Time for Plan B: Cutting Carbon Emissions 80% by 2020 (pdf) Preface (pdf) 1. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas (pdf) Introduction Rising Temperature and Its Effects The Crop Yield Effect Reservoirs in the Sky Melting Ice and Rising Seas More Destructive Storms Cutting Carbon 80 Percent by 2020 Chapter 3 Data (xls) 4. Data Earth Policy Institute Email: epi@earth-policy.org.

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Reclaiming the Streets: Urban Transportation Innovations

The Green Changemakers

Brown Earth Policy Institute Cars promise mobility, and in a largely rural setting they provide it. He decided traffic would have to be cut 40 percent by 2020. At this point Mayor Delanoë is working hard to realize his goal of cutting car traffic by 40 percent and carbon emissions by a similar amount by 2020. By Lester R. But in an urbanizing world, where more than half of us live in cities, there is an inherent conflict between the automobile and the city.

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Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Ultimately, the vision is so big and involves so many mindset, policy and philosophical changes in the way we think about sustainable development, that a fair assessment can only be made in 50 years - the horizon that its architects and owners have set. which calls for an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2020 through the type of massive societal transformations we have managed in the past during times of war.

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