19 Dec 2017
Report: New Horizons for Clean Power Generation from Low Temperature Geothermal Energy
The report Japan’s Onsen Power. New Horizons for Clean Power Generation from Low Temperature Geothermal Energy (Frost & Sullivan) highlights the future role of low-temperature geothermal power in the country’s energy mix. The post-Fukushima shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors and subsequent demand for energy self-sufficiency due to costly fuel imports, coupled with the Japanese government’s ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2020, have stimulated growth in new renewable energy sources in the country. The report underlines that geothermal power contributes a meagre 0.3% to total electricity generation, despite the country possessing the third largest geothermal resource in the world, representing a power generation potential of 23 GW.