Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The wrong milestone for Japan

Apparently this will be temporary, but Japan is shutting down their one operating nuclear reactor.  I of course think that's short-sighted, and apparently some of the Japanese pols do too, but Japan will be nuclear-energy-free again for awhile.

Japan to be nuclear-free as last reactor is switched off

Note this, from the article:  "But utilities have called for the swift restart of reactors to ensure stable electricity supplies. "In order to maintain stable supplies, we believe it is necessary for nuclear to play its role" as a key energy source, Makoto Yagi, chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies in Japan, said Friday. He is also the president of Kansai Electric."

Wise words.

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