Construction Begin On Japans Largest Solar and Wind Power Plant

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A groundbreaking ceremony is hosted last week in celebration of the start of construction of Japan's largest solar and wind power plant, located in Tahara City. The major project will be spread over 800 thousand square meters and is estimated to gene...

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The Last Nuclear Plant Shut Down in Japan Today

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As reported by inhabitat.com, today Japan will become completely nuclear free for the first time since 1970 as it shuts down the Tomari nuclear reactor on the island of Hokkaido. One by one the country's 54 nuclear reactors have been shuttered for ma...

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Japan's Largest Solar Power Plant Set For Construction

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After waves of controversy following the destructive tsunami and subsequent failure of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March of 2011, Japan began ramping down its atomic energy industry and actively pursuing safer, alternative energy sources.

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Japanese Architects Designed Sky Villages

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Elevated land-based islands are what one architect is proposing for the Tohoku region of north-east Japan, the area that was devastated by last March's magnitude 9 earthquake and the mega-tsunamis it triggered. As reported The NewScientist, Keiichiro...

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Levitating House System Could Protect Homes From Earthquakes

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A Japanese company, Air Danshin Systems Inc., has come up with perhaps the most inventive solution we've seen - they fit out existing houses to levitate in the event of an earthquake. In the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster the company is set t...

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