14 Sep '12, 4pm

Japanese Set Goal To Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2040

14 Sep 2012: Japanese Set Goal To Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2040 The Japanese government says it will seek to phase out all nuclear power plants by 2040 , although officials suggested that the target remains flexible. The new energy strategy, which places a 40-year A Crossroads for Japan: Revive Nuclear or Go Green? In the wake of Fukushima, Japan has idled all 50 of its nuclear reactors. While the central government and business leaders say a prolonged shutdown could spell economic doom, many Japanese and local officials see the opportunity for a green energy revolution. READ THE e360 REPORT lifespan on nuclear reactors and limits construction of new plants, would continue a national shift away from nuclear power following last year’s disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power station. Earlier this year Japan suspended operations at the last of its 50 nuclear power stations...

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