Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nuclear power a key issue in Japan polls

Nuclear power a key issue in Japan pollshttp://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-12/02/content_15979218.htm

Tsunami aftermath: Country weighs greener options after Fukushima
Financial Times
The horrifying images of Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown last year convinced many Japanese that, in a country prone to earthquakes and tsunamis, it is just too dangerous to rely on nuclear power for their energy needs.http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/5c9f9a4c-3496-11e2-8986-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F5c9f9a4c-3496-11e2-8986-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=#axzz2E1DYZ55p

Generation: Disaster spurs moves to find fresh sources of energy

Financial Times -
Despite all the challenges, Japan could become the next frontier in innovative energy efficiency and renewable technologies. The feed-in tariff law, which came in on July 1, has kick-started opportunities for public and private investment in five areas: solar, ...http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/81e92666-3940-11e2-8881-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2E1DYZ55p

New party's platform spurs pre-vote debate on nuclear policy
Asahi Shimbun
An ambitious proposal by a new political party to wean Japan from nuclear power generation in just 10 years was roundly criticized as "unrealistic" by other parties gearing up for the Dec. 16 Lower House election.http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201212030087

Nippon Mirai pledges 2022 atomic phaseout, tax freeze

The Japan Times -
Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada on Sunday unveiled her new party's hastily compiled policy platform for the Dec. 16 general election, calling for the elimination of nuclear power by 2022 and freezing the government's plan to raise the sales tax. Nippon Mirai no To ...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121203a2.html


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