Two years after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011, Japan has scaled back it’s nuclear power and is seeking to diversify it’s energy mix, with solar power showing the strongest growth.
Supporters of Japan’s nuclear industry claim it would be unwise to give up the advantages of nuclear power because of a single accident. However, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe knows that restarting the country’s nuclear power plants will be highly unpopular, says Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, World Review expert on economics.
“Japan will pursue a highly diversified energy policy,” he says. “In particular it will focus on reducing the costs of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and increasing the share of renewables.”