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Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential
How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath. But the hot water you’re soaking in is part of the solution, say advocates of geothermal power.
Fukushima farmland being converted to solar power plants
In the 12 cities, towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture that received evacuation orders from the central government or other entity in the wake of the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the conversion of farmland mainly for the installation of mega-solar power plants has continued apace.
N-reactors face long screening times
Nearly eight years have passed since the severe accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011. Based on the lessons from the accident, new safety standards for nuclear power plants were implemented in July 2013, and 15 nuclear reactors at eight power plants cleared the new standards.
TEPCO makes 1st contact with nuclear debris inside Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. said Wednesday that it has for the first time made contact with deposits believed to be nuclear fuel debris — a mixture of melted nuclear fuel and parts of the reactor — inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.