Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

by Vlado Vivoda

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317143642
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/29/2016
Series: Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Dr Vlado Vivoda is ARC Fellow at Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia. Since completing his Ph.D. in 2008 he published extensively on energy-related topics. Vlado has delivered numerous seminars and lectures at high profile events and universities such as University College London. Most recently, Vlado has participated in an Australian parliamentary inquiry and an energy security workshop organized by the Asian Development Bank, Vlado’s current research focus is on the political economy of energy and on energy security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the Fukushima disaster and its aftermath; Interests, institutions and ideas; The evolution of energy security and energy policy in Japan; Oil; Natural gas; Coal; Nuclear energy; Renewable energy; Electricity; Conclusion: Japan’s future energy options; List of respondents; Bibliography; Index.

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