April 26, 2013

Coal fired electricity gets new look as a cheap energy source in Japan

"the spotlight is back on coal as the cheapest energy source........Tokyo Electric .... is adding an estimated 2.6 gigawatts a year of coal-fired generation capacity from two new plants that started operation this month. ....In total, these coal-fired power plants are expected to consume about 11.5 million tonnes of coal in a full year of operation... Of Japan's 50 nuclear power plants, just two are in operation at the moment

Source:Japan turns back to coal-fired power plants
April 26, 2013
Brian Robins
 The Age newspaper

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