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Nuclear Energy Japan to Exit Nuclear Energy by 2030?

Editor: Dominik Stephan

One and a half year after the Fukushima disaster Japan aims to exit nuclear power: The country's new Energy Strategy 2030 could see all Japanese reactors shut down by 2030.

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According to local media reports, the Japanese government will decide on an exit strategy for nuclear energy this week.
According to local media reports, the Japanese government will decide on an exit strategy for nuclear energy this week.
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Tokyo/Japan – Industry experts expect the cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihiko to approve the plans this week. The Nikkei reported on Thursday that the new strategy calls for an exit of nuclear energy within the coming years and building freeze for all new reactors, as well as a 40–year operation limit for existing plants.

Currently, Japan produces around 30 percent of its energy from nuclear power plants. The new strategy seems to shift towards coal a a basic fuel for power generation, although also the share of renewables is expected to triple by 2030.

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