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A Renewable Future? (24 Hours of Reality 2016)


In the wake of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Japan’s government closed all remaining nuclear plants and began investing heavily in fossil fuels. But the tragedy also created a window of opportunity for renewables, and in the following years, Japan has embraced new approaches to solar, wind, and energy storage. Now, however, political winds have shifted and the country must decide whether to return to fossil fuels and nuclear power or become a leader on clean energy solutions