Published By: Sreyanshi

How is Japan Moving Away from Nuclear Energy and Fossil Fuel?

Energy sourced out of geology can challenge the supremacy of nuclear power while also having the advantage of carbon-neutral!

Japan has proved again that a country’s geological assets and resources can be used scientifically and with the help of innovation, most of the world’s climatic crisis could be solved. Japan, with its geological advantages like the geothermal springs, and its vast and wide mountain ranges that are home to volcanoes, as well as fault lines, plus the technology of deep marine tunnels that have been built closer to the beach, can actually do a lot in terms of taking Japan away from nuclear power, as well as fossil fuels and help the country embrace ecological resources of power. The coastline of Japan is home to a massive such resource that can churn energy and that entire reserve has been sitting untouched and has remained undisturbed no less than millennia. Japan’s geography has a lot to offer when it comes to clean energy, that’s the key to Japan’s energy revolution that does in no way involves either fossil fuels or nuclear power, in other words, Japan's new found path to energy resources is all natural and absolutely carbon neutral, because it uses wind turbine technology but with waves and churns energy out of water resources, like the ocean. Geologically speaking, Japan has the ability to change the energy dynamics with its most fascinating reserve in resources.

But with the extensive mountain ranges and volcanoes, the wind turbine technology isn’t a stabilized source for energy and there are multiple reasons for that. Although they do have wind turbine technologies and solar farms because they are not located near the seabed where the energy is required for treating. Japan’s such unique geology also happens to be one of the reasons for the country’s cramped out cities because the Japanese landscapes kind of box the cities within them.

Japan primarily turned to nuclear power as a result of its resolution to move away from fossil fuel sources leaning more and more toward renewable energy sources. But, the country has been dedicatedly looking for alternatives ever since they survived the horrors of the Fukushima accident, and they have just decided to use ocean currents as their preferred carbon-neutral energy source. Because no one else has attempted so far to use ocean currents as a source of energy, it might seem like an idea for us that is absolutely unheard of but it can actually be quite a smart plan, who can say? But the way the ocean currents operate does bring hope towards its potentiality to be used in production of the most environmentally beneficial source of energy.