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16 April, 2021

Nuclear Energy Subcommittee Hears Opinions on Technological Infrastructure from Representatives of Industry

On April 14, the Nuclear Energy Subcommittee under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy met and organized the results of its recent deliberations. In February, the subcommittee had resumed its activities after about two years, having revised the Strategic Energy Plan under consideration since the previous fall (2020). It is headed by Itaru Yasui, executive fellow of Backcasting Technology.

Toward the establishment of a system for sustainable use of nuclear energy, related in part to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the subcommittee divided its activities roughly into six areas:  Sustained efforts to improve safety  Co-prosperity with siting areas  Establishment of sustainable backend systems  The maximum manifestation of nuclear energy’s potential and pursuit of safety  Maintaining and strengthening infrastructure for industry, human resources and technology  Active promotion of international cooperation Regarding the maximum manifestation of nuclear energy’s potential, representatives of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) noted the need to carry out activities for improving capacity factors and increasing long-term operation beyo...more
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