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Japan moves to be nuclear free by 2040
In a reversal of previous energy policy, Japan takes stock of Fukushima consequences and moves towards phasing out nuclear power and shutting down the reactors by 2030-2040.
September 14, 2012
Click on link for full text BBC News: Japan unveils plan to phase out nuclear power
The Japanese government has unveiled a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2030, in a major policy shift after last year's Fukushima disaster.
Under proposals put forward by a government panel, the reactors would be shut down completely by the year 2040...
Click on link for full text Star Tribune: Cabinet panel wants Japan to phase out nuclear power by 2030s in energy policy overhaul
TOKYO - A Cabinet panel on Friday called for Japan to phase out nuclear power over the next three decades in what would be a major shift of national energy policy prompted by the Fukushima meltdowns.
Reversing Japan's decades-long advocacy of nuclear power is popular with the public, though it faces opposition from powerful business interests. The new policy calls for greater reliance on renewable energy, more conservation and sustainable use of fossil fuels and would see Japan joining Germany in turning its back on nuclear energy...