17 Nov '11, 5pm

Japan Sets Example With Shift to Energy Sustainability

Japan Sets Example With Shift to Energy Sustainability

Japan Sets Example With Shift to Energy Sustainability Japan is a very inspirational country. All over the world people love its healthy cuisine, its people's sense of organization and citizenship as well as its cultural past and present. When the country was devastated by a tsunami and nuclear accident in March, the Japanese gave the world a lesson in stoicism and solidarity. And now it's setting another example by focusing on sustainability through energy conservation and renewable energy as a response to the nuclear spill and the energy crisis that ensued. Citizen support played an important role to promote a political turnaround in national energy policy. Public sentiment turned against nuclear, with protests taking place all over the country. The Prime Minister in power at the time of the accident, Naoto Kan, responded by passing a bill to promote renewables, with foc...

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