POTW 3 Sept Oil Refinery

This Photo of the Week is of the Cosmo Oil Refinery in Yokkaichi. Since the shut down of all the nuclear reactors in Japan after the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, only a handful of nuclear reactors have since restarted. Consequently, the main energy sources for Japan is the burning of rubbish (or ‘trash’) and the burning of oil. This oil refinery, though, supplies fuel mainly for transport and for some electricity generation. Needless to say, Japan has at least temporarily shelved its attempts at reducing its carbon emissions.

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An oil refinery at the Port of Yokkaichi, Japan.

An oil refinery at the Port of Yokkaichi, Japan.

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