TITLE

Japan's nuclear revival won't lower carbon emissions enough

AUTHOR(S)
Castelvecchi, Davide
PUB. DATE
August 2015
SOURCE
Nature;8/13/2015, Vol. 524 Issue 7564, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Japanese government's energy policy following the August 11, 2015, activation of a reactor at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. According to the article, it was the first restart since the Japanese nuclear-power industry halted following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident. The article cites analysts who argue that the energy policies of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will only slightly reduce carbon emissions. The article presents comments from the Japanese organization the National Institute for Environmental Studies climate-risk assessment team head Seita Emori.
ACCESSION #
108889289

 

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