As Japan moves towards a nuclear exit, it is focussing on offshore wind energy, backed by geothermal, biomass and tidal power sources. Solar energy has great potential, but its scope is limited by the nation’s lack of habitable space. This is the second of two briefings on the changes in Tokyo’s power production policy and looks at the available alternatives in the wake of the Fukushima accident.

THE JAPANESE government has taken a major step towards totally eliminating nuclear power over the next two decades, reflecting strong public opposition to atomic energy and acting ahead of national elections expected i...

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Dr. Stefan Lippert
The new regulatory bodies, which were supposed to start working this month, remain empty shells as there is no agreement yet on the leadership within the ruling Democratic Party of Japan
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