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Nuclear restart

thomas

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Wind, solar and geothermal power plants. Nuclear power amounted to thirty percent of Japan's energy generation prior to March 11, 2011, so it's that capacity that will have to be covered.

And yes, burning fossil fuels is still the lesser evil compared to entire regions contaminated and uninhabitable for many generations.
 

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Wind, solar and geothermal power plants. Nuclear power amounted to thirty percent of Japan's energy generation prior to March 11, 2011, so it's that capacity that will have to be covered.

And yes, burning fossil fuels is still the lesser evil compared to entire regions contaminated and uninhabitable for many generations.

Solar becomes useless during the rainy season every year. So, that option is hard to achieve. Construction of geothermal power plants faces a formidable challenge of convincing the hotspring tourist industry that such development will not have a negative impact on the industry.
Burning fossil fuels as a long-term plan does not make sense, given that release of green house gases is know to lead to global warming.

Wind power might be most promising, in particular offshore construction.
 
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