Monday, April 30, 2012
A new report by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum warns that Japan could put its energy security at risk if it turns its back on nuclear energy.
A case study on Japan in the report “New Energy Architecture: Enabling an Effective Transition” notes that since the Fukushima accident there has been an “unprecedented level of debate and stakeholder engagement” in Japan about the country’s energy future.
Last week at the annual meeting of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Goshi Hosono, Japan’s multi-portfolio minister for nuclear policy, said the government is reviewing its overall energy policy, including the use of nuclear power.
WEF says the results of the review could be transformative for Japan, resulting in “the most significant shocks to the sector since the response to oil shocks in the 1970s.”
Posted by Michele Kearney at 4:33 PM