25 Sep '11, 9pm

Geologically Active Japan as an Energy Resource

Geologically Active Japan as an Energy Resource

Only about 16% of Japan’s electricity is produced domestically, but Japan is located on the ring of fire and is rated as the third most geologically active country in the world. This threatens nuclear power with earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, but is ideal for geothermal energy development. Japan Geothermal Developer’s Council has announced that six Tohoku prefectures could develop a generating capacity of 170 MW and a total of 740 MW in those prefectures, if including sites in national parks, where geothermal plants are presently restricted.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/25/geologically-active-j...

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