For a country that depends a lot on nuclear energy, Japan might have a change of heart to go green in their energy collection efforts – through the implementation of having solar panels plastered all over new buildings and houses as a compulsory measure by the time 2030 rolls around. This plan is tipped to be unveiled at the upcoming G8 Summit in France, where it shows the world that the Land of the Rising Sun resolves to encourage technological innovation and promote the wider use of renewable energy, instead of just relying on nuclear energy. Ironically, France is the leading candidate by far when it comes to nuclear power dependence, with up to 70% of the country running on nuclear energy.
It also makes perfect sense to rely on renewable energy sources in countries like Japan which is prone to earthquakes, as that would mean you need not worry about a nuclear plant experiencing a meltdown unlike recently with the crippled Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant.
Technological innovation will need to improve by leaps and bounds where solar power generation is concerned so that costs can be drastically lowered in order to make the use of renewable energy even more widespread. Do you say aye or nay?
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