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Japan's use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages



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TODAY IN ENERGY: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Japan's use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages

Japan's use of thermal generation—the combination of electricity generated from natural gas, oil, and coal-fired plants—was up 40% for January-April 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. This is due to the earthquake and tsunami-related accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and subsequent outages at other plants.

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