geothermal-Nesjavellir-Plant.jpgSeveral Japanese firms will kick off new projects to build geothermal power plans this year for the first time in nearly two decades.

With active volcanoes scattered around the country, geothermal energy has powerful potential as a domestic source of energy. The greener power plants emit far less carbon dioxide than their fossil fuel and nuclear counterparts.
Mitsubishi Materials Corp, Electric Power Development Co, or J-Power, Nittetsu Mining Co Ltd and Kyushu Electric Power Co will lead the way. (Reuters News has the full report)

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