28 May '16, 9am

Japan Prepares New Non-nuclear Energy Plan

Japan is going to release an energy plan next year that shifts away from nuclear power but may lead to a greater dependence on coal-fired power plants. The proposed change was predictable. Japanese individuals oppose nuclear power because of the 2011 Fukushima disaster . Attempts by the pro-nuclear industry ministry to provide the country with more electricity from nuclear was criticized heavily by the Japanese. It is also true that only two of the 42 Japanese reactors operate following safety shutdowns. This poses aging unit and legal challenges. Even so, the target of 10- 15 percent for nuclear by 2030 was changed following 20-22 percent. There are some issues with relying on coal for power. While it is a cheaper option, countries around the world are attempting to avoid the use of coal. Renewable energy targets would potentially increase after a shift away from nuclear ...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/japan-prepares-new-non-nuc...

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