Japan Nuclear Energy: Status, Prospects, Issues

  • DATE:August 20, 2020
  • TIME:20:30 (JST)
  • PLACE:Online

Japan’s nuclear industry was thrown into turmoil after the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. After several years almost without operating, reactors started to get permission to restart under a stricter regulatory regime. However, that momentum stalled again in 2018.

In our webinar, we examined what is the current status of Japan’s nuclear reactors, what is the industry’s potential and the challenges, and what do we expect to happen in this space over the next couple of years.

We were delighted to be joined on the discussion panel by the following guests:

  • Nobuo Tanaka (Former Head of International Energy Agency and former Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation);
  • Vincent DuFour (General Representative Japan & Korea for EdF, which is the largest operator of nuclear plants in the developed world); 
  • Tomas Kaberger (Board Member of Vattenfall, the Swedish utility that operates several nuclear power plants, and Chair of the Board of the Renewable Energy Institute) 
  • Shaun Burnie (Senior Nuclear Specialist, Greenpeace) 

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Status of Japan power plants
Source: Japan Nuclear Safety Institute

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