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Abe’s canny power plays will shake up Japanese electricity market
Change is coming to Japan’s electricity market along two seemingly contradictory tracks. On one hand, the recent restart of two nuclear reactors signals the government’s commitment to well-connected, entrenched interests. On the other, a push to liberalise the sector will break those interests’ long-held grip on the country’s generation and distribution businesses....
Japan abandons nuclear power for gas and thermal energy
Japan is heading for a nuclear-free energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Its government's plans for reactors to produce half the country's electricity supply by 2030 lie in ruins. The plants' future is an open question; meanwhile thermal energy and natural gas are helping to ensure a ...