Home > News
  print button email button

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hosono presses for larger budget for development of geothermal power

Kyodo

Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Sunday that the state budget needs to be expanded to promote the development of geothermal power.

"We need to establish a research system to overcome the energy crisis and to provide a reasonable budget," Hosono said after inspecting a geothermal power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

Japan's failure to sufficiently fund the geothermal power sector has created a shortage of researchers and technology that has not progressed since the 1970s, Hosono said.

Solar power plants

Japan Asia Group Ltd. said Monday it will build two large solar-cell-based power plants in Okayama and Kumamoto prefectures at a cost of about ¥1 billion.

The Tokyo-based company will use idle land lots belonging to a lumber firm based in Hiroshima Prefecture to build a plant with a 2,000-kilowatt capacity in Asakuchi, Okayama Prefecture, and a 1,000-kw plant in Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture.



We welcome your opinions. Click to send a message to the editor.

The Japan Times

Article 4 of 7 in Business news

Previous Next



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.