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April 16 Energy News


¶   “Oil Limits and Climate Change: How They Fit Together” The likely effect of oil limits–one way or the other–is to bring down the economy, and because of this bring an end to pretty much all carbon emissions very quickly. 599 more words

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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

With elements both good and bad, this horror tale set at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be worth your time, if you’re forgiving and cut it some slack.

Fukushima anniversary: Japan remembers

Much remains unsettled three years later: emotions, the death count, and the future of nuclear energy in Japan.
Fukushima City, Japan - What was anticipated to be a once-in-a-thousand-years event happened at 2:46pm on March 11, 2011. 115 more words

Protests mark Japan earthquake anniversary

Memorials held in Fukushima Prefecture, where communities are still dealing with damage caused by 2011 disaster.
Koriyama, Japan – Marches have taken place in Japan to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing and devastated local infrastructure. 172 more words

Lessons on green energy in Daiichi's shadow

A former TEPCO executive hopes his renewable energy educational project will inspire Japan’s next generation.
Minamisoma, Japan – In a field roughly 25km away from  the still leaky Daiichi nuclear power plant rests the tiny promise of a future fuelled by green energy in Japan. 294 more words

Can Japan revive its nuclear ghost towns?

The instability of the Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to keep evacuees away from the disaster zone.
Nihonmatsu, Japan - It’s from a distance that Naoki Kobayashi tries to manage the reformation of his town Namie, which sits empty 10km away from the leaking nuclear plant that has wrought chaos on the lives of those in its radioactive reach. 223 more words

Life in Fukushima radioactive exclusion zones

Communities in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone are struggling to cope with the slow pace of decontamination.
Tomioka, Japan – The highway leading up to the town at the base of the damaged and leaking Daiichi nuclear plant has only been open for a couple of weeks. 146 more words