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Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
September 18, 2014

Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem

By Clint Richards
New technologies are available, but have yet to gain popular acceptance.
Interview: Japan’s Post-Nuclear Future
September 18, 2014

Interview: Japan’s Post-Nuclear Future

By Clint Richards
The Wall Street Journal’s Mari Iwata speaks about the future of Japan’s energy industry.

Japan to Begin Decommissioning Old Reactors
September 05, 2014

Japan to Begin Decommissioning Old Reactors

By Clint Richards
The government looks to save money while restarting new reactors. Weekend nuclear industry links.

Waste Storage, Reactor Dismantlement Show Positive Signs For Fukushima
August 26, 2014

Waste Storage, Reactor Dismantlement Show Positive Signs For Fukushima

By Clint Richards
With new storage facilities, cleanup and dismantlement may become a quicker process.

Abe May Issue “Guarantees” for Nuclear Plants
August 20, 2014

Abe May Issue “Guarantees” for Nuclear Plants

By Clint Richards
A legal restart is complicated by the government’s own guidelines, popular sentiment and poor cleanup.
Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery
August 19, 2014

Fukushima Facing a Long Road to Recovery

By Clint Richards
As residents move back and food exports resume, the long-term stigma will be difficult to overcome.

As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
August 17, 2014

As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground

By Nick Cunningham
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
Why Japan Will Drive Global LNG Growth
August 08, 2014

Why Japan Will Drive Global LNG Growth

By Clint Richards
There is little reason to expect Japan’s reactors will offset its voracious new appetite for LNG.

TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup
August 01, 2014

TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup

By Clint Richards
The utility finds itself again facing legal indictments and safety accusations.

Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
July 30, 2014

Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts

By Clint Richards
Fukushima’s long-term problems will make public acceptance of a general nuclear restart difficult.

China’s Latest Food Scandal Shows Regional Vulnerability
July 25, 2014

China’s Latest Food Scandal Shows Regional Vulnerability

By Clint Richards
Tainted meat shows how an interconnected supply chain can affect a once trusted source of food.
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
June 19, 2014

Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track

By Clint Richards
Amidst public opposition, the government and energy companies feel constrained to resume nuclear power.

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