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Tuesday, 3rd November 2009
In General Japan News,

Windfarm proposal for Sea of Japan

An energy firm has put forward proposals to build a number of offshore windfarms in the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean.

Pavilion Energy has submitted a proposal for at least 25 windfarms to be installed over a 25-year period, all giving out 10,000 megawatts of power.

Commenting on the plan, president and chief executive officer of the company Peter Sterling said that if the project went ahead, it could make enough clean and renewable power to replace the energy taken from five million barrels of oil every day.

"Further benefits include lower future carbon tax payments and new local jobs for the design, fabrication and installation of new wind power technology and for operation and maintenance of the wind farms," he said.

Mr Sterling went on to point out that currently, Japan imports the majority of its power sources.

The Sea of Japan was in the news earlier this year after being invaded by a large group of giant Nomura jellyfish.

Written by Kimberley Homer.