09 Apr '11, 6pm

Wind farms unscathed by the massive Japanese earthquake disaster

Wind farms unscathed by the massive Japanese earthquake disaster

Pictured here is Kamisu, the semi-offshore wind farm in Japan which was left unharmed by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. While the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to be severe, following the devastating and massive earthquake earlier last month, it seems that none of the wind farms in the country have been reported damaged. Kelly Rigg, from the global climate change alliance (GCCA), writes on the Huffington Post : “Colleagues and I have been directly corresponding with Yoshinori Ueda leader of the International Committee of the Japan Wind Power Association & Japan Wind Energy Association, and according to Ueda there has been no wind facility damage reported by any association members, from either the earthquake or the tsunami.” She reports that the Kamisu wind farm, which is located 300km from the epicenter of the earthquake, managed to ...

Full article: http://www.green-blog.org/2011/04/09/wind-farms-unscathed...

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