Updated June 30, 2017
- Out of 42 reactors that are operable and potentially able to restart, only five have been restarted since Fukushima. 24 are in the process of restart approvals.
- Japan's share of clean electricity fell from 34 percent to 16 percent between 2010 and 2015.
- The increase in Japan’s CO2 from the power sector between 2010 to 2015 added nearly 18 million cars to the road.
- Japan must import about 84 percent of its energy, much of it in the form of fossil fuels.
- Japan’s trade balance went from being a surplus to a deficit from 2010 to 2013 due to increased fossil fuel imports. This deficit reached 11.47 trillion yen in 2013. Recent surpluses in early 2017 are due to a growth in auto part shipments.
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