Japan, US governments asked to beef up nuclear energy dev't
The JAIF and NEI asked the two governments to improve the energy market and regulation.
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) have called on the Japanese and US governments to strengthen nuclear energy development.
In a joint statement, the JAIF and NEI raised the need to develop nuclear against the increasingly urgent climate crisis.
“We… call on our respective governments to strengthen support for the maximum use of existing nuclear reactors on the premise of safety, including extending the term of operation, and support for development and construction toward the implementation of advanced reactors,” the statement read in part.
The two industry representatives also asked the US and Japan to improve the systems for energy market and regulation, as well as provide policy support to incentivize funding for nuclear power.
“We will strengthen the nuclear power supply chain with the cooperation of industries united upon mutual trust and shared values, to counter those who try to disrupt the international order,” the statement also said.
“We will also promote Japan-US cooperation in the global deployment of advanced reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), through the necessary forms of policy support from our governments in cooperation with other countries that share our values, to enable the industries to be competitive in global markets.”