Posts tagged: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima, Japan Rebuilding Communities with Solar, Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040

Junko Movellan   San Diego, Calif. — Fukushima experienced the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit three years ago. Now, the region is trying to turn the “lost landscape” into massive renewable energy fields. The prefecture has declared “zero dependency on nuclear energy” and created a goal to meet […]

Japan Plants Renewable Energy Village in Fukushima’s Contaminated Farmland

By Jeremy Hsu A Renewable Energy Village has taken root in farmland contaminated by radiation fallout from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. The project’s vision of combining solar panels with growing crops aims to inspire Japanese farmers to reclaim their abandoned livelihoods. The community-run project in the city of Minamisoma already has 120 solar […]