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Fukushima Leaves Japan Divided and Dangerously Oil Dependent

September 6, 2013
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With the problems surrounding the Fukushima nuclear reactor showing no signs of abating, Japan's government should move to overhaul the energy sector - or risk derailing a nascent recovery.

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TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million barrels a day to a record 94.1 million. Most of the increase in oil supply will be from nations outside of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Oil supply from non-OPEC countries will rise by 1.2 million barrels a day next year as North American production rises. The demand for oil will be driven in large part by China, which the agency said will see demand increase by more than 4% to about 10.8 million a day. Video provided by TheStreet
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Schoolgirls Hit on Novel Energy Idea

Schoolgirls Hit on Novel Energy Idea

AFP (Mar. 6, 2013) — Many Lagosians are dependent on generators for their electricity but these are expensive to run and sometimes cause deadly accidents. A group of Nigerian schoolgirls have come up with an environmentally sustainable way over running these generators, using urine.
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Radioactive Water From Fukushima Nears Pacific

Radioactive Water From Fukushima Nears Pacific

AP (Aug. 23, 2013) — Contaminated water leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power station is the most serious incident to plague the crippled plant since its meltdown in March 2011 and may derail Japan's bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
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TEPCO Finds High Radiation in Fukushima Groundwater

TEPCO Finds High Radiation in Fukushima Groundwater

AFP (Sep. 10, 2013) — Japan pledges a renewed push to contain potentially hazardous leaks at Fukushima after the operator of the crippled plant reports spiking levels of radiation in groundwater.
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