Interim Recommendations of “Study Group on Next-generation Nuclear Energy Utilization” - “Facilitating Revitalization of Nuclear Energy in Japan”
2 November 2022
(2) Obligation of the Government The Government must be more upfront and clearly explain to the public the necessity for nuclear power plants and its vision for the future of nuclear energy in the power system, based on transparent discussions with a wide range of experts. [...] Although the tone of explanation is changing slightly, the Government consistently maintains its basic policy of reducing the degree of dependency on nuclear power to the greatest possible extent.5 The future of nuclear power generation in Japan remains obscure, and the Government has not given a clear direction regarding further utilization of nuclear power following restart of existing nuclear p. [...] As the first step, it investigated the site situation and compiled a report on the causes and other aspects of the accident which they found through the investigation.10 In 2012, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority was established as an affiliated agency of the Ministry of Environment, and it has been developing the “most rigorous regulations in the world.”11 Under the basic policy of reducing depend. [...] As for nuclear power generation, it is particularly important to investigate the issues of its relationship with the power market and the role it should play in the future energy mix, such as the provision of funding for nuclear power generation in the context of ongoing reform in the energy system Besides, another important factor is the existence of a national-level support for the Government’s. [...] Concluding Remarks Since the study group has found many problems to be discussed further, including the relationship between nuclear power and national security, the trend of nuclear technology development, the prospects of science and technology and contribution to engineering innovation in the field of nuclear power utilization in Japan, the world trend of nuclear non-proliferation and possible.