A nuclear reactor in central Japan’s Fukui Prefecture was halted on Saturday, just four months after its restart as it could not meet a deadline set by regulators to implement antiterrorism measures. The suspension of Kansai Electric Power Co’s Mihama No. 3 unit came ahead of the deadline on Monday for such measures to be completed. After undergoing safety checks, the utility aims to make the necessary changes to its facilities around September next year and restart operations in mid-October.
Japan Today 24th Oct 2021 read more »
Japan will continue to focus on restarting nuclear reactors instead of building new reactors. This may complicate the country’s target to realise carbon neutrality by 2050, as it will have little nuclear output by then without new construction.
Argus Media 25th Oct 2021 read more »
The Cabinet of Japan’s government has approved a plan to raise the national target for renewable energy in the electricity generation mix to between 36% and 38% by 2030. On Friday, the Cabinet gave its official approval to the 6th Strategic Energy Plan, which was presented in its draft form in late July, after the government Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy began deliberations in October 2020.
PV Tech 25th Oct 2021 read more »