How Japan kept the lights on when the tsunami hit the power supply

The war in Ukraine has brought the problem of energy supply into focus and concerns about energy shortages are growing this winter. In response, the government is asking households to unplug appliances and reduce heating. But do such calls work? Are people likely to reduce their consumption?

apan’s response to losing a third of its power supply more than a decade ago may provide some answers. In March 2011, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan led to a massive tsunami that destroyed the largest nuclear power plant in Fukushima and eventually led to the shutdown of all 50 nuclear power plant units. Nuclear power accounted for 30 percent of all electricity generation and 13 percent of all energy generation in Japan.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/how-japan-kept-the-lights-on-when-tsunami-hit-power-supplies-42014789.html How Japan kept the lights on when the tsunami hit the power supply

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