Still haunted by radiation and determined to avoid another nuclear meltdown, the province of Fukushima has pledged to be fully renewable by 2040. This means that instead of nuclear, gas or coal power, they’ll be relying on solar energy from local power stations. Around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 120 solar panels have already sprung up.
Japan is truly ahead of the game for solar power, and has closed down 50 nuclear reactors since the Fukushima disaster. The country has exceeded all expert predictions for creating solar energy, and shows no signs of stopping. If things stay on course, Japan could lead the way into a bright, renewable future. American politicians should take note.
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Originally published on ThinkProgress. By Ari Phillips. The province of Fukushima in northeast Japan, devastated nearly three years ago by the earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, has pledged…