Japan should use renewable and atomic energy to ensure energy safety in the conditions of growth in world prices for resources, the import on which the country depends, the head of the government of Fumio Kisida, said during the debate before the elections in the upper house of the parliament planned for on July 10.
“I have already noted green energy. We need to provide stable and cheap [sources] of energy. However, in our case, we cannot rely on only one of its sources, and we need to use a combination of different types of energy,” he said, mentioning atomic energy.
“Our basic position is to, taking into account safety issues, resume the work of atomic reactors,” added Kisida, who is also the chairman of the ruling liberal democratic party.
Before the accident at Fukushima-1, had about 30% for atomic energy in the energy safety balance of Japan.
As a result of a temporary forced refusal of her, the main load on the country’s energy supply fell on thermal stations. At the moment, ten reactors at six nuclear power plants are working in Japan, the remaining objects are being verified for safety.
The government expects to continue the policy of partial restarting atomic power plants in the near future, but this process is slow due to strict safety requirements and the need to achieve the consent of local authorities.