TITLE

What Price Nuclear Zero for Japan?

AUTHOR(S)
Quintana, Miguel
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;5/14/2012, Issue 20, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the potential economic consequences of a zero nuclear power for the energy policy of Japan. Several factor have slowed the government's drive to restart units 3 and 4 at the Phi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Kansai Electric in Fukui Prefecture, including the issue of local consent, criticism over the validity of safety checks, and doubts over the assessment of power shortages by utility firms. Among the cited consequences of non-operation of nuclear plants include reliance on thermal plants and costly imports of coal, oil and natural gas.
ACCESSION #
76184326

 

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