Fukushima to use 100% renewable energy by 2040

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by anna
February 3, 2014

 

By Sophie Yeo, published on RTCC

The Japanese province of Fukushima has pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2040, turning its 2011 nuclear disaster into an opportunity to tackle climate change.

The mayor of the region, which has a population of about two million people, hopes that community energy schemes will wean the region off fossil fuels completely in just over 25 years’ time.

Energy will be generated locally through community energy initiatives and will provide a clean and self-sustaining source of heat and electricity throughout the area.

A coalition of green energy groups welcomed the decision at a Community Power Conference held in Fukushima this week.

Read the full article here. 

Here are some quotes and tweets from the Commmunity Power Conference:
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