Energy security in Japan: challenges after Fukushima

Vivoda, Vlado Energy security in Japan: challenges after Fukushima. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2014.

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Author Vivoda, Vlado
Title Energy security in Japan: challenges after Fukushima
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy
ISBN 9781409455301
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 231
Total number of pages 248
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors meant Japan needed to replace lost power quickly and so had no choice but to secure additional fossil fuels, undermining Japanese diversification policy and increasing global and regional competition for energy. This switch has been at a cost to the already weak Japanese economy whilst the increase in fossil fuel consumption has caused a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

In this book Vlado Vivoda examines the drastically changed environment following the disaster in order to analyse Japan’s energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo’s energy policy options. Looking at how the disaster exacerbated Japan’s existing energy security challenges, Vivoda considers the best policy options for Japan to enhance national energy security in the future, exploring the main impediments to change and how they might be overcome.
Keyword Japan
Energy Security
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Thu, 22 May 2014, 14:29:57 EST by Vlado Vivoda on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining