Should Japan Continue to Use Nuclear Power?. GROUP 8 Nancy, Jefrey , Alice 2014.8.7. Nuclear Power in Japan. Japan needs to import about 84% of its energy requirements . High cost of energy produce(30% energy produce is nuclear power).
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Nancy, Jefrey, Alice
Nuclear power has been expected to play an even bigger role in Japan's future. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) :Cool Earth 50 energy innovative technology plan in 2008, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) modelled a 54% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 ,leading on to a 90% reduction by 2100.
Japan's energy policy has been driven by considerations of energy security and the need to minimise dependence on current imports. The main elements regarding nuclear power were:
Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accidents, China, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the Philippines are reviewing their nuclear power programs.
METI estimated that power generation costs would rise by over JPY 3 trillion ($37 billion) per year, if utilities replaced nuclear energy with thermal power generation.
In 2014.4, Japan’s cabinet (Abe) approved energy plan reinstating nuclear power.
80% of Japan against restart of nuclear plants.
Should Japan Continue to Use Nuclear Power?