Japan has 43 nuclear reactors, but Japanese consumers are turning their back on nuclear energy in favor of renewables.
Japan's largest nuclear power plant has been declared safe by regulators, prompting renewed concerns from critics that operator TEPCO has not learned the lessons of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Julian Ryall reports.
A Fukushima court has ordered the Japanese government and nuclear plant operator TEPCO to pay damages for the 2011 triple meltdown. The case was the largest class action suit brought over the nuclear disaster.
The US has reached a tipping point in its energy consumption, as renewable sources inched ahead of nuclear power. With liquid natural gas also on the rise, the US' reliance on imported and carbon-heavy fuel is weakening.
According to an industry report, energy from renewable sources provided higher-than-average power over the weekend. Germany's coal-fired power plants also saw the lowest output in recent history over one hour on Sunday.
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