Japan looks to turn area around Fukushima into renewable energy hub

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first_imgJapan looks to turn area around Fukushima into renewable energy hub FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned.A plan is under way to develop 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on farmlands that cannot be cultivated anymore and mountainous areas from where population outflows continue.The total cost is expected to be in the ballpark of 300 billion yen, or $2.75 billion, until the fiscal year ending in March 2024.The government-owned Development Bank of Japan and private lender Mizuho Bank are among a group of financiers that have prepared a line of credit to support part of the construction cost.The power generation available is estimated to be about 600 megawatts, or equivalent to two-thirds of a nuclear power plant. The produced electricity will be sent to the Tokyo metropolitan area.The plan also envisions the construction of an 80-km wide grid within Fukushima to connect the generated power with the power transmission network of Tokyo Electric Power Co. That part of the project is expected to cost 29 billion yen.More: Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hublast_img read more

3 ways to thrive during times of change

Posted on December 18, 2020Categories jxglxhsnTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on 3 ways to thrive during times of change

first_imgEvery credit union we partner with is experiencing change right now.Technology has changed the pace we work. Social media has changed our communication style. Competition for our time and attention has changed. Change is a part of our lives and a big part of our member’s lives too.As a credit union leader you can help your team prioritize what’s important so they pay attention to what matters when they are experiencing change.Here are three ways to thrive during times of change:Understand emotions –we often don’t talk about ‘feelings’ at work however fear is a common emotion related to change. Fear of not knowing, changing members, new technology, industry and regulatory change. People may also be so excited about change and not know where to begin. Acknowledge the emotion and allow others to share it with you and build action plans to pay attention to what matters.Communicate expectations – be specific with new responsibilities or roles, members or products. Don’t be scared of over communicating during a time of massive change and accelerate your 1:1 meetings with team members – they will appreciate your openness and availability.Create environment – create an open conversation and be approachable to answer questions, manage emotions and build trust. Create positive language with the change so that people hear you say words like ‘challenge’ instead of problem or ‘opportunity’ instead of issue. Words are powerful during times of change, be careful with your language palette.If you want your team to thrive during times of change, pay attention to their emotions and environment and communicate actively. Invest in additional development and training if required, share resources for more information and remember, you don’t have time to do everything, only time to do what matters.Help your team understand where to direct their attention today. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more