Has Japan Learned Nothing from Fukushima?

After the disastrous earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan in 2011, causing a nuclear catastrophe, the country’s energy security, already flawed, was seriously weakened. Since the closure of almost all of its nuclear power plants, Japan is facing an energy’s security predicament. To restore lost power, the country turned more intensively to fossil fuels, a... Continue Reading →

ITER: Just Another Nuclear Power Plant?

While in many parts of the world countries have been moving away from nuclear energy, or at least moving forward with heightened caution; the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), has been in the making for decades to work towards the future of nuclear energy. The development of ITER, a Fusion reactor, is a multinational collaboration... Continue Reading →

Brexit Energy: To Be or Not to Be

We all hear about Brexit and the political and economic consequence of the British withdrawal from the EU but only few discuss the consequences on energy in Great Britain. If there is no deal, the EU rules governing the EU ETS would no longer apply to the UK. The EU ETS limits emissions from more... Continue Reading →

Ensuring Japanese Energy Security Post-Fukushima

March of this year marked 9 years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, where the Great East Japan earthquake triggered a series of catastrophic events. The tsunami that followed the 9.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the Fukushima power plant, resulting in a loss of power, and disabled the emergency generators. This immediate loss of... Continue Reading →

Can South Korea Ever Abandon Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear power has been a part of South Korea's energy industry since the 1950s. Now a US$24 billion domestic industry, twenty-three nuclear reactors power one-third of South Korea's electricity demand. Nuclear power is therefore critical to the nation's energy security, and has inspired decades of administrations maintaining its status as a strategic priority. South Korea's... Continue Reading →

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