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.

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...

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Dr. Stefan Lippert
If local politicians keep refusing permission for energy suppliers to restart reactors shut down for maintenance, there may not be any Japanese power plants on grid by 2012
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