Posts Tagged ‘Fukushima’

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Tepco Successfully Extracts First Nuclear Fuel Rods at Fukushima

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by

Tepco Successfully Extracts First Nuclear Fuel Rods at Fukushima Tokyo Electric Power Co. successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods from a cooling pool at[...]
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Japan Lowers Carbon Emission Goal in Setback for UN Climate Change Address

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by

Japan Lowers Carbon Emission Goal in Setback for UN Climate Change Address Japan, the world’s fifth-largest carbon dioxide emitter, thinned-down its target to reduce greenhouse[...]
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Fukushima’s Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Now Operational

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

Fukushima’s Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Now Operational An offshore wind project funded by the Japanese government and led by Marubeni Corp. has started generating electricity[...]
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Post-Fukushima Japan Builds First of 140 Offshore Floating Windmills

Posted on October 28th, 2013 by

  Post-Fukushima Japan Builds First of 140 Offshore Floating Windmills Japan has nearly finished the construction on the first of 140 floating windmills that will[...]
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Does the Increasing Energy Uncertainty for Japan Make Carbon Reduction a Foregone Conclusion?

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by

According to published figures from the International Association for Energy Economics, Japan is the fifth largest emitter of CO2 in the world, and in 2009,[...]
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Japanese Solar Market Poised to Surge

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by

Last year, the Japanese government announced the creation of a national    feed-in tariff (FiT) for solar, joining Germany and China in creating robust public[...]
Turkey’s Nuclear Power Plant Controversy

Turkey’s Nuclear Power Plant Controversy

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by

There has been much debate over whether nuclear energy is renewable or not. But for Turkey, the nuclear issue has been more of an emotional[...]
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Another Asian Fukushima Imminent?

Posted on December 30th, 2011 by

Taiwan imports 99 percent of its energy, which is vital to its rapidly industrializing economy. The island nation’s electricity demand was recently growing at almost[...]
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The Impact of Germany’s Decision to Phase out Nuclear Energy

Posted on November 14th, 2011 by

On 30 May, in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would close all of its 18 nuclear[...]
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Despite Fukushima, Russia’s Nuclear Industry is Open for Business

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by

Japan’s 11 March catastrophe at its six-reactor Daichi Fukushima nuclear power complex has had global repercussions, hardly surprising given the trillions of dollars invested in[...]
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Worldwide Nuclear Industry Woes Deepen

Posted on July 27th, 2011 by

The year 2011 will go down for the nuclear industry worldwide as an annus horribilis. First came the March Fukushima nuclear disaster, with operator Tokyo[...]
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Nuclear Twilight in Europe

Posted on July 8th, 2011 by

It is becoming evident to many that the March nuclear catastrophe at Japan’s six reactor Daichi Fukushima complex has dealt a huge, possibly fatal, blow[...]
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Why Japan Will Turn to Solar Energy Following Fukushima

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by

As the dire news continues to leach out of Fukushima, the silver lining in its nuclear cloud is that renewable energy technologies, despite their daunting[...]
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Butte College Goes ‘Grid Positive’

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by

Butte College becomes first U.S. college to produce more electricity than it consumes, the Department of Energy provide $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to 3 solar projects, and what residual effects has the Fukushima nuclear disaster has on the U.S. appetite for the growth of nuclear power.