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Power supply forecast to remain tight for Tokyo this summer

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not a bad idea being more frugal with power. we could tone down existence to current pressures quite easily, with the flick of buttons

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we have vast amounts of Russian gas and oil at very reasonable prices just over the creek. I guess life is suffering.

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Strange that we didn't have any problems finding enough energy to superheat every office and train carriage to 28⁰C from September 1st last year until last week.

Gee I wonder if the energy sector will have to reluctantly increase their planned 30% hike in domestic energy charges to make sure we don't have any scarcity?

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Power supply forecast to remain tight for Tokyo this summer

New Capitalism can not solve this demand issue?

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/candidate-in-japan-race-calls-for-new-capitalism-recovery

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Yeah Rodney. Income that the Russians don't deserve from Japan.

You seem to have enormous amounts of love for Russia. Have you considered moving there?

Get the Nuclear Power Plants back on line.

In the meantime I'll stomach the bigger bills rather than be party to financing the assault on Ukraine.

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It seems strange that after the 2011 earthquake when all the atomic power stations were shut down, there was ample power to go around whereas now, when it seems that the whole of rural Japan is covered in solar cells, there is not enough.

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@theResident…

In the meantime I'll stomach the bigger bills rather than be party to financing the assault on Ukraine.

Russia will be just fine without you financing them! You do realize that Russia will not lose the so called invasion and Putin will finally resort to Nuclear weapons usage rather than lose the war. Then the entire world will suffer because of the need for the world to get involved in supporting Ukraine when they should have just stayed out of it and let Ukraine and Russia sort out their own mess. Ukraine wasn’t as innocent as people like you believe as they punished people in certain area for merely speaking the Russian language and furthermore Ukrainian army is has a Nazi unit! This is a mess created by Ukraine themselves and the mad man Putin and the whole world will suffer more as oil/ gas price will double, triple or quadruple in the next few months after the reserves that is currently being used to stabilize prices will run out. Mind you the gas prices are stable now because of the reserves but for how long???

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That’s become a constant talking every year. So as it is known beforehand, how about increasing the capacity a little bit? I know, this is a completely strange idea, but I encourage them to try anyway. lol

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@Jim. Sure, but you also know that Ukraine is not the last of Putins ambitions. Do we just make the same mistakes of 100 years ago?

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theResident

Today 05:50 pm JST

So if it is so bad to buy from Russia why is Europe still buying gas?

Yes yes yes, I know they made a big deal about oil a diesel.

But they buy more gas than those products from Russia.

The flow of gas from Russia hasn't stopped, oh did I forget to mention it is first passed through Ukraine who get their cut ?!

So if Europe can keep buying the main product (gas) they have always bought why should Japan deprive itself?

Meanwhile the USA quadrupled it export gas prices to take advantage of the cutting off from Russia.

Japan needs to rethink its friends.

Europe gets Russian gas America has its gas selling at great profits and Japan gets whatever it can scrounge and has to ration power.

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Do we just make the same mistakes of 100 years ago?

You mean like after WW 1 when the western governments made it so economically difficult for Germany that it created the environment for even more hardline leader to get into power.

You mean that mistake?

Remember push people till their backs are against the wall and the resulting fury can be exponentially worse especially when they have nukes.

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@Antiquesaving you are right !

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tokyo_m Today | 07:23 pm JST

Tokyo_m: You are completely accurate!

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Small nuclear plants of the modern type. The very best way forward for the environment and for power stability globally

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This photo is just for show

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the Resident...

In the meantime I'll stomach the bigger bills rather than be party to financing the assault on Ukraine.

Except Japan is still buying Russian oil and gas, often via China and India at a much inflated price.

Paying China extra for oil they got cheap from Russia is just stupid.

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Tokyo's population of 13 million (10%) uses 35% of the total power generated in the country.

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The government is subsidizing power and gas at 20% per month.

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The idiots who decided on a two-grid system.

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@wallace : Mistakes made by the US during the rebuilding of Japan actually.

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Mr Kipling : Then it's up to Japan to turn some of that exceedingly good Nuclear Power back on.

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when they should have just stayed out of it and let Ukraine and Russia sort out their own mess.

Russia should had stayed out of it too!

This whole thing wouldn't have started if Russia hadn't invaded

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theResident

the two grid system was already in place prior to the war. Blame Japan, not the USA.

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Japan buys less than 10% of its oil from Russia.

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Also, Japan now imports more natural gas than oil and coal combined

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/which-countries-are-buying-russian-fossil-fuels/

And Russia's fossil fuel revenues is less than half of what it was

Overall, from their peak on March 24th of around $1.17 billion in daily revenue, Russian fossil fuel revenues have declined by more than 50% to just $560 million daily.

Revenue exports to the EU have fallen by nearly 85% since March 2022. The EU’s bans and price caps have resulted in a decline of daily fossil fuel revenues from the bloc of nearly 85%, falling from their March 2022 peak of $774 million per day to $119 million as of February 22nd, 2023.

Along with the EU’s reductions in purchases, a key contributing factor has been the decline in Russian crude oil’s price, which has also declined by nearly 50% since the invasion, from $99 a barrel to $50 a barrel today.

Although India has stepped up its fossil fuel imports in the meantime, from $3 million daily on the day of the invasion to $81 million per day as of February 22nd of this year, this increase doesn’t come close to making up the $655 million hole left by EU nations’ reduction in imports.

Similarly, even if African nations have doubled their Russian fuel imports since December of last year, Russian seaborne oil product exports have still declined by 21% overall since January according to S&P Global.

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I am telling my friends in Texas ,to switch to the main provider,in Texas they allow the main provider of electricity to sell, electricity to their rivals,and the rival can sell the same electricity at a higher price to the customer,in Texas electric provider are giving a monopoly of customers,they can sell electricity,but they cannot transport it,they have a different company that owns the transmission line,your neighbors may pay 200 dollars more than you ,on the same line,

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What is the price of electricity in Japan a month

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So what’s the news? They’ve been doing this ‘scary’ warning with the same old “only 3+/-% spare capacity” every spring and every fall for the last ten years or so. We’ve made it through every time so far…

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Technically, you can’t save electricity. Energy is generated whether totally consumed or not.

What we are doing is limit the usage so we don’t go over the capacity and prevent brownouts or blackouts.

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You do realize that Russia will not lose the so called invasion

Russia invaded, fact. Why do you call it 'so-called' invasion?

And russia has already lost. Putin just cannot bring himself to admit it yet.

they punished people in certain area for merely speaking the Russian language

What utter drivel and poppycock! You do realise Zelensky, the President of Ukraine and the man ultimately responsible for policy in Ukraine, is himself a native russian speaker? And people were punished for speaking russian? What, do you imagine he flagellated himself every night on account of his native tongue?

For decades the USSR pushed russian down the throats of other members of the union, to the detriment of their native tongues. Expecting Ukrainians to use Ukrainian when working in an official capacity is not 'punishment', it's preservation of a cultural heritage.

Russia has over 100 spoken languages, but only russian is recognised as an official language. What's the difference?

Note too that in the temporarily occupied areas, all Ukrainian schoolbooks have been burned or confiscated, and children are being forced to study the russian curriculum, in russian. Teachers and parents who object to the brainwashing are .... dealt wth.

furthermore Ukrainian army is has a Nazi unit! 

Look at the actions of the russian military in Ukraine. Explain how those war crimes (rapes, looting, indiscriminate execution of civilians, torture chambers, deportation, bombing of residential areas, schools, hospitals, shelling of evacuation corridors) differs from classic Nazism?

the mad man Putin

At least you got one thing right.

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Tokyo power demand

https://www4.tepco.co.jp/en/forecast/html/index-e.html

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Cut reliable/efficient sources of energy for unreliable/inefficient sources of energy in the name of climate change. What could go wrong?

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Brilliant @Yrral. Good info for us here in Japan. I'll get right on it.

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So if Japan goes down the same mad road the West is doing, trying to make people buy electric cars, will this not put a real pinch in electricity availability? If the actual high voltage "grid" is not improved, then in a few years blackouts will be common and the government will tell people to not charge cars at certain times of the day.

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theResident

Apr. 1 09:19 pm JST

@wallace : Mistakes made by the US during the rebuilding of Japan actually

Actually it was political and an attempt at appeasing white Europe and white American especially as the western countries were busy conquering east Asia.

So like places like Thailand that also did quick thinking playing France against UK .

Japan played Europe ( Germany in this case) against the USA, giving the contract for Osaka to the USA and Tokyo to Germany.

Each having different interests in the region meant neither would accept the other trying to take the country.

Japan did this with multiple industries, political chess

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