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Japan Successfully Gets Fuel From Undersea ‘Flammable Ice’ Deposits

15th March 2013

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The achievement is a big deal for resource-poor Japan, whose energy needs are being satisfied in large part by expensive fossil fuel imports since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake stalled the country’s nuclear energy production. But methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, prompting environmental concerns about its extraction, and detractors are criticizing the government for investing so heavily in fossil fuels at the expense of renewables.

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