10 Aug '11, 11am

Can Tokyo Function Without Nuclear Power?

Can Tokyo Function Without Nuclear Power?

Tokyo City proper has again decided to incorporate recent energy-saving and renewable-energy technology, calling it’s latest report “Tokyo Specifications for Reduced and Renewable Energy.” Tokyo’s lofty goal is to put the least demand on the environment of any city in the world. Extensive facility improvement is already under way; initial plans include the previously drafted “Tokyo Specifications for Reduced Energy 2007,” which had less than stellar results . The energy reduction achieved by the new building system plan will be regularly evaluated. The current set of Tokyo Specifications has been crafted to drastically reduce energy demand. The amendments to the 2007 specifications are a direct response to the Tohoku earthquake this spring and the resulting energy crisis. The emergency measures to conserve energy implemented in May of this year have been included and augme...

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