Japan’s new emissions goals hinge on contentious return to nuclear power. Suga’s new climate pledge means renewables and nuclear power will now make up as much as 50% of Japan’s electricity generation mix by 2030-31; That means more nuclear power than levels set in 2018, putting Tokyo in the crosshairs of many of its citizens.
Asia Times Financial 27th April 2021 read more »
In a significant move as Japan seeks to stick to nuclear power, three nuclear reactors on the Sea of Japan coast will become the first in the country to operate beyond their 40-year limit after a local governor on Wednesday consented to their restarts. The rebooting of the No. 3 unit at the Mihama plant and the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Takahama plant, both in Fukui Prefecture and idle since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, will come as the country seeks to meet its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 with continued reliance on atomic power.
Japan Times 28th April 2021 read more »