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Fresh Currents

Last year’s triple meltdown at Fukushima nuclear power station has reinvigorated the international debate about renewables as a source of energy for the future.

In Kansai, Kyoto Journal is contributing to the push for renewables — sunlight, wind, tides, and geothermal heat — with a new publication, and in an unusual move are seeking funding through contributions.

Kyoto Journal is a non-profit, quarterly publication that started in 1986 and commentary on environmental issues is part of its raison d’etre.

The new publication is to be named Fresh Currents. Founding editor John Einarsen writes that Fresh Currents “takes a fresh look at alternative, renewable energy technologies and the potential for their application in Japan … we will do our best to get [it] into the hands of key policymakers, local government officials, community leaders, educators, and media outlets.”

There are benefits for those who make donations — see website for details.

This is the first fundraising drive by Kyoto Journal and public donations ensure the publication’s independence and integrity. For those who donate this is an opportunity to contribute to the development of renewables.

Fresh Currents will be published later this year.

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