Article | 2014

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned 3/11 into a loss for Japan and a Win for Germany

By Amory Lovins

To revitalize its economy and politics, Japan needs an efficiency-and-renewable-energy hiyaku that enables the new energy economy, not protects the old one. Japanese frogs jump too, says Bashō’s haiku “Furuike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto”. But we’re still waiting for mizu no oto.