“Before last year's tsunami, nuclear power generated close to 30% of Japan's electricity needs, with an installed output capacity of 46 gigawatts. But as of July 1 of this year, all but two of Japan's 50 nuclear plants remained shut down. Whether the others eventually restart will depend on the outcome of safety tests and politics--a June 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 70% of Japanese believe the country should reduce its reliance on nuclear power. Here's a look at the alternative energy sources Japan is tapping to fill the atomic-power void and build a more secure energy future, with or without nuclear.”
FastCompany summarizes how solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, hydroelectric and fossil fuels – coal, oil, LNG - are filling the void. Think if every country could do a similar exercise and radically rethink current energy sources.