Category: Economics of nuclear power

M E T I announces policy to reduce 100 coal-fired electricity generation plants. But is this just an excuse to force nuclear restarts?

(translation of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center Statement released on 28 July 2020) On 13 July 2020, at a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy Subcommittee on Basic Policy for Electricity...

CNIC Statement: Shikoku Electric should seek a new direction by becoming a pioneer in nuclear plant decommissioning

Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center Statement, February 4, 2020 The Hiroshima High Court has issued a provisional injunction ordering Shikoku Electric Power Co. (SEPCO) to suspend operation of the Unit 3 nuclear reactor at its...

Nuclear Mafia Exposed in Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kanden) Scandal ~ METI pleads ignorance of bribes and kickbacks driving the nuclear industry

by Ban Hideyuki, CNIC Co-Director Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kanden) has disclosed that 20 officials, mainly in its nuclear power division, received money and gifts worth more than 300 million yen from Moriyama Eiji,...

A perusal of the recently released ‘Decommissioning Implementation Policies’ ~Decommissioning costs grossly underestimated at 15 trillion yen

By Nishio Baku, CNIC Co-Director From 25 to 27 December 2018, Japan’s electric power companies, nuclear fuel cycle businesses and users of nuclear fuel materials posted on their websites their “decommissioning implementation policies” for...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries withdraws from the NPP project in Sinop, Turkey ~NPP makers need to switch to realistic track in the age of decommissioning~

By Matsukubo Hajime, CNIC On December 4, 2018, the Nikkei Economic Newspaper published an article entitled: “Turkish NPP: Government-private consortium, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, give up on construction.” We were not surprised by this...