Japan’s government is facing a potential power shortage, and is believes citizens should cut back on their electricity consumption and even be prepared for rolling blackouts at times of extreme shortages. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s government is facing a potential power shortage, and is believes citizens should cut back on their electricity consumption and even be prepared for rolling blackouts at times of extreme shortages. Photo: Kyodo
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Waste of energy: why Japan’s gamble on power since Fukushima could mean a hot summer, rolling blackouts, and the restart of nuclear plants

  • Japan’s power shortage can be traced to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as expensive LNG and dirty coal have been unable to make up electricity shortfall
  • Officials warned that citizens may need to cut back on electricity consumption and to be prepared for rolling blackouts during Japan’s oppressive summer heat

Japan’s government is facing a potential power shortage, and is believes citizens should cut back on their electricity consumption and even be prepared for rolling blackouts at times of extreme shortages. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s government is facing a potential power shortage, and is believes citizens should cut back on their electricity consumption and even be prepared for rolling blackouts at times of extreme shortages. Photo: Kyodo
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