Just as Japan’s nuclear restarts appeared to be gaining pace – with four reactors expected online in 2018 – they are facing new legal challenges that could lead to suspensions and further delays. This leaves the potential for a much larger role for gas in the country’s power mix.
A ruling by the Hiroshima High Court suspended operations at the Ikata 3 reactor last month. The decision was based on the possibility of the plant being hit by pyroclastic flows from the eruption of a...
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