The Japanese province of Fukushima has pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2040, turning its 2011 nuclear disaster into an opportunity to tackle climate change.
By Sophie Yeo, RTCC
The mayor of the region, which has a population of about two million people, hopes that community energy schemes will wean the region off fossil fuels completely in just over 25 years’ time. Energy will be generated locally through community energy initiatives and will provide a clean and self-sustaining source of heat and electricity throughout the area. [Read more →]
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Last month we wrote about Japan’s energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. This included new feed-in tariff (FiT) proposals for wind, geothermal, hydro, solar photovoltaics, biogas, and biomass technologies. On Monday, it was announced that the FiT proposals have been approved by Japan’s Minister of Industry Yukio Edano and will come into effect on 1 July, 2012. [Read more →]
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