1. Market Research
  2. > Energy & Environment
  3. > Energy
  4. > Nuclear Energy Market Trends
  5. > Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?

Introduction

Following the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster the Japanese government decided to halt all the nuclear power generation. Whilst this move was welcomed by the majority of the population, replacement sources had to be found. These included fossil fuels and renewable energy. However with the economic climate worsening, the ruling party (LDP), came to a decision to restart some nuclear power plants.

Features and benefits

* Learn about the effects of Japan's decision to cease nuclear power generation post-Fukushima.
* Explore how the worsening economic situation is leading the Japanese government to explore the most cost-effective modes of power generation.
* Learn about the significant barriers that nuclear energy faces in Japan.

Highlights

Nuclear Energy provided 30% of Japan's electricity generation requirements pre-Fukushima disaster. Fossil fuel and renewable energy based power plants have mainly covered this 30% post Fukushima. They are however proving to be expensive.
The economic climate is volatile with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking to reignite the Japanese economy. This opens the door for a return to nuclear generation.
If incumbent LDP stays in power, nuclear energy is likely to fulfill potentially 22% of Japan's electricity production by 2030. Renewable energy is also likely to see continued growth to placate public opinion.

Your key questions answered

* Why did Japan cease nuclear power generation in 2011?
* Why is the Japanese government considering a return to nuclear energy?
* Why has renewable energy failed to fill the void left by nuclear energy since 2011?

Table Of Contents

Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
THE SITUATION BEFORE AND AFTER FUKUSHIMA
Limited natural resources necessitated move to nuclear energy
WEAKENING ECONOMIC CLIMATE FORCING JAPANESE TO LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY
Threat of recession and deflation persist
Negative balance of trade
Depreciating Yen
“Abenomics” ensuring a return to nuclear energy?
FACTORS THAT CAN PREVENT THE RETURN OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
Natural disasters
Public opinion against nuclear energy
Oppositions potential influence on nuclear energy's return
DESPITE STRONG POTENTIAL, GROWTH IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR REMAINS RELATIVELY WEAK
Geothermal sector‘s rise prevented by local tourism and regulations
Strong growth in the solar energy sector likely to stagnate
Wind energy proving to be expensive
Big potential, little growth
CONCLUSIONS
Possible return to nuclear power but significant factors opposing its return remain
APPENDIX
Definitions
Sources
Further Reading
Ask the analyst
About MarketLine
Disclaimer

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Veronica

+1 718 514 2762

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Global Nuclear Energy Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2016 - 2022

Global Nuclear Energy Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2016 - 2022

  • $ 3900
  • Industry report
  • November 2016
  • by Occams

OBRC’s, "Global Nuclear Energy Market Research Report 2016" is an in depth study on current state of the nuclear energy market. The research report includes a basic outline of the industry comprising ...

Nuclear Power in Switzerland, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles

Nuclear Power in Switzerland, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles

  • $ 2500
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by Global Data

Nuclear Power in Switzerland, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles Summary "Nuclear Power in Switzerland, Market Outlook to 2030, ...

Nuclear Power in Taiwan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles

Nuclear Power in Taiwan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles

  • $ 2500
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by Global Data

Nuclear Power in Taiwan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles Summary "Nuclear Power in Taiwan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update ...

Global Nuclear Power Industry 2016

September 2016 $ 1056

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.