26 Aug '11, 2am

Japan

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HACHIMANTAI, Japan: The forces that make Japan one of the world's most quake-prone and volcanic countries, and sparked a nuclear disaster, could become part of its long-term energy solution, experts say. Steam and hot water billow and gush from deep below the ground at Japan's tens of thousands of famed hot springs and could be harnessed to drive turbines that generate electricity in a clean, safe and stable way, they say. Although Japanese high-tech companies are leaders in geothermal technology and export it, its use is miniscule in the island nation, which has for decades relied heavily on imported fossil fuels and atomic power. Japan's parliament was expected to pass a law Friday to promote renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal by forcing power utilities to buy it at fixed prices and letting them pass extra costs onto consumers. "Japan should no doubt mak...

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On the plus side, the industry “remains on track to add 700 megawatts (MW) of capacity by 2013,” said GEA Executive Direct...

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