Export Of Shale Gas: Perspective From Japan
By - James T Jensen*
Since the 2009 recession, Japan has increasingly been forced to face severe challenges to its energy and environmental policies. The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 placed the future of nuclear energy under a cloud, and led to a policy statement in September 2012 calling for the phase-out of all nuclear plants by sometime in the 2030s. Then, after years of debate, in October 2012 Japan...