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What are the plans Japan use to solve their electricity energy crisis?

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June 20, 2019 / By Desdemona
Question: After Fukushima accident, will they still rely on nuclear or import oil to produce electricity? or maybe they have other plans?
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Camilla Camilla | 1 day ago
Prior to the disaster, they were actually working on a molten salt reactor which by physics would've been passively safe, it wouldn't be able to explode, melt down, leak, would've shut down safely without power, would've stayed shut down safely without power, would've actually consumed existing nuclear wastes. It basically would've addressed all the problems of Fukishima but because of the incident, funding was cut and the plan is to just burn more oil which of course would reduce the fundamentals of it's economy.
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Camilla Originally Answered: Serious question: could we solve the energy crisis and the obesity problem all at once?
You have a distribution problem. You can't get the power from the bike to the places needed. But... there is a bike to run lights that is offered in Nepal, where power lines are difficult to run.
Camilla Originally Answered: Serious question: could we solve the energy crisis and the obesity problem all at once?
I have to laugh- or else I'd cry- but YES- The energy problem goes away when you plan multi-use neighborhoods connected to each other by tram, train, bus bike and roads, with pedestrian only areas at each center. And so does your obesity problem- I'm saying that urban planning is about half of what it takes- the other half is a living wage.

Alyx Alyx
Having no coal or oil, they will have to rely on nuclear. They could develop wave power. Simple engineering and reliable,as there are always tides.Solar power is used for water heating in many areas. They are also the technological leaders in energy efficient products, like fridges, so that may mean using even less energy.
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Virgil Virgil
Probably continue with Nuclear Fission because it is the most energy dense form of energy available and they don't have much natural gas / coal / oil deposits of their own. They'll just over-design and make the plants more robust to prevent issues like the last one.
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Virgil Originally Answered: What's the difference in electricity plans?
Electricity wholesalers buy electric in "blocks", they in turn sell what they have bought to the consumer for a profit. Just like any other commodity, electricity is now purchased on the "open market". When a wholesaler buys short term blocks during "off-peak" seasons, his price is lower, however, when he buys during the peak months, his costs are higher. You can bet on a wide range of prices with these wholesalers, as opposed to a steady/consistent price with a larger utility. Be aware that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is and look out for hidden fees. Also remember that whomever you choose as a supplier, your local utility will be the deliverer and still charge you a fee for "pipes/wires" maintenance-billing-and basic service. From my experience it is somewhat hard to switch back once you've chosen a wholesaler, and often the bills are very confusing. I'm sure it does pay-off for some people or they wouldn't still be in business, but I haven't met anyone yet.

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