Japan northeast could tap 740MW of geothermal power  

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The Climate Spectator has a brief report on the Fukushima disaster driven resurgence of interest in geothermal power in Japan - Japan northeast could tap 740MW of geothermal power.

Japan's northeast Tohoku region could develop 740 megawatts of new geothermal power supplies, the Japan Geothermal Developers' Council estimated on Thursday.

The Tohoku region has been trying to rebuild following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11, with some local governments showing willingness to invest in renewable energy following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Studies show Japan, a land of volcanoes, ranks as the world's third richest nation in geothermal power, with the potential to derive 23,400 MW of energy.

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