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POWERING THE FUTURE

Japan Times
JAPAN / POWERING THE FUTURE
Sep 29, 2011
Small hydropower plants keep it local
Among renewable energy advocates in Japan, one often hears the phrase "chisan chissho," or "local production, local consumption." In the past, it referred the promotion of local-level agriculture. But it's now becoming a call to reduce municipalities' reliance on electricity from fossil fuel and nuclear power plants hundreds of kilometers away.
Japan Times
JAPAN / POWERING THE FUTURE
Sep 28, 2011
Wind power quest faces stability, regulatory hurdles
Southern Awaji Island is technically in Hyogo Prefecture. But its location — within sight of Shikoku just across the Inland Sea — bright sunshine, and strong gusting winds give it the feel of a subtropical island.
Japan Times
JAPAN / POWERING THE FUTURE
Sep 27, 2011
Geothermal trove lies mostly untapped despite energy crisis
Deep in the mountains of Aso-Kuju National Park, which straddles the border of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, it's easy to believe you are in central Hokkaido rather than in central Kyushu. It's July, but the daytime temperature is in low 20s and evenings are, depending on your preference, either comfortably crisp or bone-chillingly cold.
Japan Times
JAPAN / POWERING THE FUTURE
Sep 24, 2011
Despite headwinds, solar energy making progress, advocates say
Japan's largest solar panel plant is in full swing in Kunitomi, Miyazaki Prefecture, daily churning out up to 16,000 30-sq.-cm solar panels that have a conversion efficiency rate of more than 12 percent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / POWERING THE FUTURE
Sep 23, 2011
Current nuclear debate to set nation's course for decades
First in a six-part series about major sources of renewable energy in Japan and the prospects for their future use and development

Longform

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