Japan: An Energy Revolution

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD released an updated version of its Monthly Electricity Survey, which tracks trends in electricity production for countries and regions around the world.  The data for Japan are stunning.According to the OECD, Japan produced more electricity in May 2011 than it did in May 2010, but did so with 34% LESS nuclear energy and 1% hydro.  Japan produced 295% more electricity from renewable-energy resources – including geothermal, solar and wind power – in May 2011 than it produced with renewable energy in May 2010.  Wow.

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