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WEF warns of break with nuclear via The Japan Times

GENEVA — The World Economic Forum warned Monday that Japan would put its energy security at risk by quickly turning away from nuclear power, and called instead for strengthening the safety of its atomic plants over the long term.

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But it warned that any rapid change from current energy policy “would jeopardize Japan’s energy security and increase its dependence on fossil fuel imports,” adding that a major shift toward renewable energy would require large-scale investment.

At the same time, the report argues that Japan and other countries are ill-prepared to deal with a fundamental shift in “energy architecture” now under way, such as in world energy consumption, which is forecast to increase by 40 percent between 2009 and 2035.

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  1. norma field says

    It’s unsurprising that the World Economic Forum should take this position; can’t it make a token gesture towards the profits to be made from promoting renewable energy sources?

    Absolutely inconceivable that it would advocate doing something about the 40% increase in energy consumption. 40%? And it honestly cares about injuries to the planet resulting from global warming?



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