What Japan's electricity tells us about Europe

Japan has avoided dire predictions of a post Fukushima darkness. Is there a lesson for Europe?

Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has avoided nuclear power; all 54 of the country’s nuclear reactors are currently closed with no immediate plans for reopening. Nuclear power used to generate about 30% of all electricity in Japan, while another 60% is provided by a mixture of coal, LNG and oil.

So what happens when a country loses 30% of its electricity generation capacity? The evidence from Japan, so far, is not much.

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