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Japan Firms Look To Shine In Megasolar Power Market(Nikkei)

Japan Firms Look To Shine In Megasolar Power Market(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–An growing number of Japanese firms are looking to get into the large-scale solar power generation market. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

DPJ keeps Tohoku revival plan vague(Japan Times)

By MASAMI ITO:Staff writer:The Democratic Party of Japan-led government bowed to strong opposition within its ranks Friday and endorsed a watered-down version of its basic reconstruction policy for the Tohoku region that ultimately failed to specify the size and duration of a tax hike to fund the work. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Foes in METI tried to nix nuclear fuel cycle, Crisis may doom multitrillion yen project LDP, utilities green-lighted(Kyodo)

In spring 2004, young bureaucrats at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry urged their boss to halt the government-backed nuclear fuel cycle project, which involves reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to produce plutonium that can be reused to produce electricity. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima teacher muzzled over radiation(Bloomberg)

Fukushima teacher muzzled over radiation(Bloomberg)

By TAKAHIKO HYUGA:  Bloomberg:  As temperatures soared above 37 degrees on a recent July morning, schoolchildren in Fukushima Prefecture were taking off their masks and running around playgrounds in T-shirts, exposing themselves to a similar amount of annual radiation as a nuclear power plant worker. … Read entire article »

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Nuclear safety agency under fire over fake questions (Japan Today)

The mayor of Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday criticized the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency after revelations continued to emerge that several electric power companies had been asked by the agency to have local residents pose questions in favor of Japan’s nuclear projects at symposiums. … Read entire article »

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Qatari inventor drives push to harvest abundant solar power(AlertNet)

Qatari inventor drives push to harvest abundant solar power(AlertNet)

By Teresa Rehman:  DOHA, Qatar (AlertNet) – As Hashim Al Sada waits for children to arrive at the summer camp he helps lead, he sorts through the toys they made the previous day. They span a range of interests – music to ecology, robotics to animation. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon