Why Japan needs a vision for nuclear energy

A few months back I attended a round table discussion hosted by the British Embassy on Japan's energy options and communications around its policies. The context of the debate was set up with a screening of the documentary Pandora's Promise, a film which I was lucky enough to be involved with when the Fukushima sections of the film were shot back in 2012, and have been a friend of the director, Robert Stone ever since. There were about 15 of us, and around the table was a diverse mix of high level Japanese civil servants, climate academics, journalists & TV producers, nuclear safety professionals and global energy experts. It was probably just over half Japanese, and Robert even video-conferenced in from the US. This was one of many ways in which I have seen the British … [Read more...]