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Regarding the Jan. 3 editorial “New fossil fuel resources“: We already have access to vastly more fossil fuels than is reasonable to use. To sink money into developing new types is economic and environmental nonsense (except perhaps in the very short term).

The future is in low-carbon technologies, in which Japan would already be the world leader if it had not sunk all its political capital into the irresponsible nuclear/coal hybrid energy policy.

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