issue 96 | march 2018
/ Following the 2011 tsunami, the Japanese city of Higashimatsushima rebuilt itself with microgrids and decentralised power. Funded by the National Resilience Program, the area was converted into a smart city which now runs off 25% decentralised power with plans for more. The programme had a budget increase this year to enable smart cities to be rolled out across Japan. Here, we take a look at the smart city that rose from disaster to inspire a nation.
Also making major changes, India will soon have the capacity to operate on 100% renewable energy. But with energy poverty rife, what would it take to achieve this?
Across the sectors, we ask if traditional energy supply models are breaking down, learn about the new smart energy sources emerging to support smart cities, and in nuclear, ask if China is leading the way in floating offshore nuclear and assess the future of South Korea’s nuclear industry as the country reaches a crossroads. /
Editor Ceri Jones
Deputy Editor Callum Tyndall
Commissioning Editor Daniel Garrun
Writers Patrick Kingsland, Molly Lempriere, Julian Turner, Heidi Vella
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Group Editor Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director Duncan West
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