With election over, Abe ready to boost reactor restarts

Dec 15, 2014

With election over, Abe ready to boost reactor restarts

With the Liberal Democratic Party’s sweeping election victory Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to increase his efforts to revive nuclear power despite persistent public opposition. Although polls show that most people are against restarting reactors idled following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, Abe ...

Dec 3, 2014

Debating nuclear energy

Lawmakers and parties need to lay out energy plans that include measures to reduce emissions that don't rely on nuclear power.

Nov 26, 2014

JAEA eyes restart of next-generation nuclear reactor

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday applied for a Nuclear Regulation Authority examination in an effort have a next-generation experimental nuclear reactor restarted. The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor in the town of Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecturem has an output capacity of 30,000 kilowatts, ...

Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

Nov 26, 2014

Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal with the country. The remarks were the first by ...

Nov 21, 2014

Iran nuclear talks stuck, deadline may be extended: officials

A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to ...