You title is a little misleading.
They aren't giving up on nuclear power forever, they are just giving up on the current plan.
Think Asian. They are expected to do that. They will form a new committee, redraw the plans at a later date which will include nuclear.
There is no way Japan can survive at their current level of society without nuclear, even more nuclear.
Coal and natural gas taking up the slack is impossible in Japan.(Transportation costs.)
Wave, wind and solar doesn't bring electricity cheap enough yet per kwh. Wave is a pipe dream. Can you imagine thousands of turbines along the coast of Japan? No way. Solar requires reasonable flat land. Most of it already has something on it.
Yea, they will be building those new nuclear plants eventually.
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