The Tokyo metropolitan government has decided that the Athletes’ Village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made into a “hydrogen town” where electricity and hot water are supplied through hydrogen energy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
After the Tokyo Olympics are over, the electricity and hot water generated with hydrogen energy are expected to be furnished to a school, and commercial and other facilities to be constructed on the village site.
The plan is set to be the largest experiment employing the new energy source. The Tokyo government hopes to take advantage of the 2020 Olympics as an opportunity to advance the realization of a society based on hydrogen energy.
Hydrogen filling stations will be constructed by 2020 in the Harumi district of Chuo Ward, Tokyo, where the Athletes’ Village will also be located, according to a conceptual plan by the metropolitan government and others.
Pipes will be laid around the village to distribute hydrogen to housing facilities, training centers, cafeterias and others. Fuel cells installed at each station will generate electricity and heat through the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen in the air.
The pipes will be also used to charge the fuel cells of buses used to transport athletes and others during the event.
About 17,000 athletes and other guests will stay in the Athletes’ Village, which will be the site of 22 accommodation buildings with 14 to 17 floors each. The housing facilities will be converted into condominiums or rental apartments for the general public after the Olympics. Two 50-story residential high-rises, a commercial complex and a school will be constructed in the area to establish a town with a population of about 10,000.
(source: Yomiuri Daily English)
What wonderful ideas to help have cleaner energy not only for the Olympic Games but also for a future city! Much planning has gone into this wonderful place and we commend the ideas and planning here.
God has also planned a wonderful place for us to be with Him when we have accepted Christ as our Saviour and either He takes us home to Him through death or when He comes again for all those that await His coming–He says, “ In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.“. (John 14:2)
There is no need of any energy to provide electricity or water either–“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Rev 21:23) We don’t have need of any extra physical water because Rev. 22:1 says there is “… a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
God planned for us to be with Him after we have accepted His gift of salvation….will you be there? would you like to be there?
Aligning with the reforms advocated by Olympic Agenda 2020, the Tokyo Games will use as many existing competition venues as possible, namely those built for the Games in 1964, such as the prestigious Nippon Budokkan for judo, the Baji Koen Park for equestrian events, and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium for handball.