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Mon Sep 12, 2016, 08:08 PM

Fukushima Prefecture to become hub for hydrogen society

The Yomiuri Shimbun September 12, 2016

The government is initiating a project to produce hydrogen on a massive scale in Fukushima Prefecture, with the ultimate goal of creating a hydrogen energy-oriented society.

According to the “Fukushima plan for a new energy society” announced on Sept. 7, the government intends to enable large-scale production of hydrogen in the prefecture, which will become a model district, by utilizing renewable energy such as wind power. The prefecture’s power grid will be expanded to increase the use of renewable energy.

The plan was compiled and determined by a joint public-private sector conference held in Fukushima city. It involved the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry; the Reconstruction Agency; utility companies and other entities. Relevant ministries have requested expenditure of ¥75.4 billion in the government’s fiscal 2017 budget to carry out the project.

Hydrogen is drawing attention as a next-generation energy source because it does not emit carbon dioxide when used as fuel to generate electricity...snip
Read More: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003201119


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Mon Sep 12, 2016, 09:41 PM

1. That has to be the same rightwing government trying to shove nuclear down everyone's throats again..

Hydrogen, with its horrible round trip efficiency, is dearly beloved by those wanting a society based on ever increasing consumption. That's what makes the economics of nuclear power function.

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