Alternative Fuels

Japan’s nuclear blind spot leaves room for LNG

Japan will struggle to achieve its target for nuclear to provide 20-22% of the country’s power by 2030, and LNG is likely to pick up the shortfall Japan will struggle to achieve its target for nuclear to provide 20-22% of the country’s power by 2030, and LNG is likely to pick up the shortfall.
By Andrew Walker 1 June 2018 0 31112
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan. (Tepco)

Japan is sticking with its ambitious nuclear power target despite the difficulties the country has faced in recent years in bringing its reactors back online. 

Nuclear power is expected to deliver 20-22% of Japan’s power by 2030, according to a draft version of the country’s latest energy strategy – known as the Basic Energy Plan – which was released by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in mid-May. Any shortfall in nuclear capacity is likely to be met by LNG, which...