Energy: Japan energy crisis

The lights and neon signs in Tokyo were turned down to save power (photo:dpa)
The lights and neon signs in Tokyo were turned down to save power (photo:dpa)

Four months after the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant Japan's public and political figures are undecided about the future of their nation's energy supply. This makes Japan an attractive prospect for international companies operating in the renewable energy sectors, explains GIS expert Professor Stefan Lippert.

JUST one year ago, Japan’s strategic goal was to increase the proportion of electricity obtained from nuclear power to 50 per cent.

[[quote]]

Some €50 billion was earmarked for the construction of ten new power plants. That plan is now a political no-go and has had to be scrapped.

But can Japan make the progressive...

Not a subscriber yet?

Subscribe now and get the latest in-depth geopolitical analysis and forecasts from GIS’s unrivaled cadre of experts.

Learn more about our subscription plans.

You can also buy this report for €8.99 Buy

Add your comment