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Sustainable investment: accounting for environmental risks(Guardian)

Sustainable investment: accounting for environmental risks(Guardian)

Bringing environmental analysis into risk frameworks will be crucial to finding long-term sustainability for both investors and the economy, argues Margot Hill … Read entire article »

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LDP must not overturn zero-nuclear policy (Mainichi)

LDP must not overturn zero-nuclear policy (Mainichi)

Newly appointed Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has announced that he “will make a political decision” over additional construction of nuclear reactors “after accumulating sufficient expert knowledge.” … Read entire article »

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Abe Intends To Review Goal To Terminate Nuclear Plants In 2030s(Nikkei)

Abe Intends To Review Goal To Terminate Nuclear Plants In 2030s(Nikkei)

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo)–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed his willingness Saturday to review the goal set by the previous Democratic Party of Japan-led government to terminate nuclear power plants in the 2030s. … Read entire article »

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Nowhere to use Japan’s growing plutonium stockpile (Japan Today)

Nowhere to use Japan’s growing plutonium stockpile (Japan Today)

ROKKASHO —How is an nuclear-powered island nation riddled with fault lines supposed to handle its nuclear waste? Part of the answer was supposed to come from this windswept village along Japan’s northern coast. … Read entire article »

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Shiga gov. announces split of antinuclear Tomorrow Party (Mainichi)

Shiga gov. announces split of antinuclear Tomorrow Party (Mainichi)

OTSU (Kyodo) — Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada on Friday announced a split of the antinuclear Tomorrow Party of Japan into two groups only a month after its inception, due to internal conflicts following its failure to win many seats in this month’s general election. … Read entire article »

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Abe visits Fukushima plant, thanks workers (Japan Times) Decommissioning effort called ‘service to nation’

Abe visits Fukushima plant, thanks workers (Japan Times) Decommissioning effort called ‘service to nation’

FUKUSHIMA — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspected the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Saturday to show the public that his administration is serious about speeding up decontamination and reconstruction work while it tackles a host of other pressing issues, his aides said. … Read entire article »

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