TOKYO : Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal, the paper said, without identifying sources.The new policy aims for three or four projects each year with total generation capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW), from the financial year starting in April 2021 until fiscal 2030/2031, for an accumulated total of 10 GW.To speed the expansion, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) plans to build storage facilities nationwide for the parts required for construction, as well as reinforce some ports. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) plans to revise power grid rules to scrap restrictions on greener power suppliers, the paper added.Japan now allows large traditional utilities that control its transmission grids, to limit … [Read more...] about Japan to develop offshore wind farms at 30 sites in 10 years, Nikkei says
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5. In the Valley of Elah (2007) This excellent drama shows that Theron can rise to the occasion when she is paired with a strong co-star. That’s certainly what she gets with Tommy Lee Jones, who plays a retired military police inspector. He’s trying to discover the truth about the mysterious death of his son, a serving soldier, whose body was discovered in scrubland near his military base in New Mexico. Also on the case is a civilian cop, played by Theron, a lonely single mum who has been humiliated after a calamitious affair with her married boss. These two unhappy souls come together in the cause of justice, and achieve a quasi-father-daughter friendship. Strong, empathetic performance from Theron. … [Read more...] about Charlize Theron’s 20 best film roles – ranked!