Expert emphasizes need for nuclear energy in Japan

03/8/2012 | Platts

Japan shouldn't opt for zero nuclear energy generation nearly a year after the Fukushima Daiichi incident, said Shojiro Matsuura, chairman of the country's Nuclear Safety Research Association. Japan cannot boost its dependence on fossil fuels, and renewable sources such as wind and solar are more expensive compared with nuclear power, Matsuura said. "Japanese people should choose some fraction of nuclear energy for the future," he added.

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