For the first time in over 40 years, Japan has not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown shattered public confidence in atomic energy.
"I'm optimistic that in the next 40 years we'll see a big change in consciousness. People will turn to a lifestyle that is elegant and simple, where you can live well within the means of the Earth. All of that is to come."
Beyond the headline, a really great overview of how globalization may well be entirely reshaped by energy constraints, for the betterment of local economies in places where manufacturing has been outsourced for years.