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A Restart for Japan’s Energy Policy?


A Restart for Japan’s Energy Policy?

Report summary

July 2013 looks set to be a key month for Japan's energy policy following more than two years in which the country's overall energy policy has been in a state of flux. On July 21st, Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won a convincing majority in the country's Upper House elections which will provide the government with a stronger mandate to implement longer-term energy policy. This followed the application on July 8th by several Japanese power utilities to restart nuclear...

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  • Executive Summary
  • Background
    • Following Fukushima, Japan has been largely nuclear free…
    • …while energy policy has been in a state of flux and focused on the short-term
  • New nuclear safety requirements have been released
    • Power utilities have now submitted applications to restart nuclear reactors
  • Despite the applications, numerous uncertainties still surround nuclear and Japan’s wider energy policy
    • When will reactors restart?
    • Which reactors are on seismically active zones?
    • Will reactors be granted extensions to their 40 year operating design life?
    • Will some utilities face greater opposition to restarts than others?
    • How will fossil fuel demand be affected?
    • What will be the impact of the Upper House elections on July 21st?
  • Implications and Conclusions
  • Appendix:
  • Japan Gas & Power Service
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    • Key Benefits of the Service:

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • New nuclear safety requirements have been released
  • Despite the applications, numerous uncertainties still surround nuclear and Japan’s wider energy policy
    • Reactor Type by Power Utility
    • Reactor Type by Power Utility & Unrisked Capacity
    • Corporate & regional reactor type and reactor application status
  • Implications and Conclusions
  • Appendix:
    • PWR reactors listed by company and start year of operation (* indicates application made for restart)
    • BWR and Advanced BWR reactors listed by company and start year of operation (^ indicates ABWR)
  • Japan Gas & Power Service
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