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7 January, 2019

New Year’s Message for 2019

Greetings to all upon the start of the new year.

JAIF President Akio Takahashi Last July, the Japanese Cabinet decided upon the 5th Strategic Energy Plan, which serves as the basis for the nation’s energy policy. Nuclear power continued to be positioned within that plan as an important base-load energy source. At the end of last year, moreover, the COP24 UN climate conference, held in Poland, adopted implementation guidelines for managing the Paris Agreement drafted in 2015. Though some expect nuclear power, as a base-load energy source for the stable supply of electricity, to play a significant role in combating climate change (global warming) as well, efforts must be made to gain the trust of society before it can do that. At the start of the new year, let me present the four principal activities that JAIF will engage itself in during the following year. ...more
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