Kuzumaki has wind

The northern Japan town of Kuzumaki, Iwate prefecture, is making use of its windy assets in some very creative ways. Twelve wind turbines and three wind power plants generate enough power for 600 households. And if that’s not enough to blow you away, dairy cow manure is processed into clean fertiliser and methane gas.

JLGC’s booth at this year’s LGA Conference in Harrogate will feature a number of case studies on local government best practice in Japan, and one of the areas we plan to showcase is Kuzumaki’s use of technology in the environment.

As a preview, take a look at Time magazine’s article on Kuzumaki. And see here for more photos.

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