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This car carrier vessel has 768 solar photovoltaic panels on the deck to power onboard systems (photo: dpa)

Renewables prosper in Japan despite new government’s pro-nuclear stance

New Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has rejected his predecessor’s decision to phase out nuclear power in Japan, where energy costs have soared in the wake of the shutdown following the Fukushima disaster. But very few reactors are expected to be re-started in the foreseeable future – and meanwhile the renewable energy sector is flourishing, especially solar power. ...
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