Fukushima, a prefecture in northeastern Japan synonymous with a devastating nuclear meltdown, is seeking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, a move seen as an effort by the prefecture to break away from its nuclear past and embrace a renewable future. On a national level, however, progress in this realm has been murky. […]
The upcoming Olympic games in Japan have renewed interest in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster of 2011. The country has been working to ‘revive’ Fukushima and improve people’s perceptions of the prefecture ahead of the games. Meanwhile, there are calls to invest in nuclear energy as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. […]
China’s clean energy investments are plummeting, having decreased 39% in the first half of this year from the same period last year. At the same time, construction of new coal plants is set to equal the capacity of all coal plants in the EU. As the world’s biggest carbon emitter, how can China still be […]
Biofuels- fuels made from plants- have been touted as a solution for the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. These ‘energy crops’ include wheat, corn, soybeans and sugarcane. Biofuels are said to burn cleaner than fossil fuels, releasing fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. However, they are not without their flaws. The answer to […]
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