Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1GW Fukushima Offshore Wind Farm being planned

There were press reports over the past week about plans for a huge (world's largest) offshore wind farm along the coast of Fukushima Prefecture -- offshore from the damaged nuclear reactors -- targeting 2020.  You can read about it here, and it got repeated here and here.

Japan's offshore wind resources have enormous potential, but siting is very difficult, as with almost everything else in this country.  At least offshore Fukushima, the fishing industry is unlikely to oppose the project, given the damage they have already suffered from concerns over radioactivity and a need to keep well away from the damaged reactors when fishing.

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