Japan undervaluing geothermal in new energy predictions
Reuters foresees that Nuclear power generation will go back to similar levels as before the Fukushima disaster in 2030. Geothermal is expected to account for a meager 1% of the electricity mix, despite of the massive potential in the country.
In new energy projections, Japan has indicated a large increase in renewable energy fuelled power generation. But it also plans with a revamp of its nuclear capacity. A point that is sad to see is that geothermal is planned in with a mere 1-1.1%. With the geothermal potential that the country sits on, this is quite disappointing.
In a recent press release by Reuters, it can be seen that the country wants to go back to Pre-Fukushima nuclear generation. Renewables would take the spot of oil and coal primarily.
To see the full release, please follow the link below.
Source: Reuters Africa