Posts tagged: Fukushima

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 […]

Japan to replace nuclear plant with world’s largest wind farm

Officials in Japan have announced plans for building the largest wind farm in the world, ten miles off the coast of Fukushima – site of the nuclear disaster that followed the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation in 2011. Projections call for developing a wind farm capable of producing 1 gigawatt of power. […]

Backfilling Nuclear Shutdowns With Efficiency And Renewables In Japan, Germany And California?

Electric utilities and policymakers in Japan and Germany have been scrambling for months to find ways to compensate for nuclear power plants shut down in the aftermath of Fukushima. In both instances, fossil fuels are part of the stopgap solution to offset the declines in nuclear generation in the short term, but longer-term energy policies […]

Japanese communists call for full-scale shift

Japanese communists call for full-scale shift to renewable energy … The Japanese Communist Party on June 13 published an energy policy proposal calling for the immediate withdrawal from nuclear power generation and the full-scale promotion of renewable energy. At a press conference in the Diet building, JCP Chair Shii Kazuo stated, “The Fukushima nuclear accident has […]