Tokyo Nights May Soon Be Lit Up by a Country 1700 Miles Away www.bloomberg.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago in Science & Technology

The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas.

0 | #13028 by  Tanuki | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
This is going to be troublesome unless the lines pass through Russia. China, the neighboring bully, will try to disrupt the transmission.

0 | #13030 by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I completely agree that the realization of the idea looks complicated.

0 | #13034 by  BarbaraEbara | 10 months, 2 weeks ago
It sounds like there will be a lot of debating going on, that is for sure. I am not quite clear on what will happen but I would imagine they will have to come to some form of agreement. It will be creating so many jobs so that is a huge bonus. I just hope things work out.