Science News 2012 (English)

Series - Geothermal Power: Gushing Praise for Developments in Geothermal Energy

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Japan is among the top three nations producing geothermal energy, and is one of the three major geothermal energy-rich countries of the world, but of Japan's total electricity generating capacity, geothermal power accounts for only about 0.3%. However following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, expectations for geothermal power generation were heightened. Research is proceeding on developing low-risk, economical methods for locating geothermal sources, and also on ways to effectively utilize geothermal power, such as hot springs power generation, that has a low impact on the environment.