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South Korea Continues Nuclear Phase-out

South Korea has announced the permanent closure of another nuclear reactor, as the country continues to phase out thermal power generation and increase the use of renewable resources for electricity.…


THE BIG PICTURE: Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen is emerging as a formidable player in the energy transition, owing to its potential to decarbonize a range of sectors and its versatility. According to a June 2019–released report…


TEPCO Says It Will Decommission Second Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on July 24 said it will decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station. The plant is located just south of the larger Fukushima Daiichi plant, site…


Japan Will Explore New Avenues for Energy Self-Sufficiency

Japan’s government this June adopted a new energy white paper that suggests the country must rely on a larger share of nuclear and renewables to slash its carbon emissions and…


VIDEO: Progress and Challenges to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi
Progress at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the Japanese utility that took on the behemoth task of controlling and decommissioning the six-unit Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture after the March…