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Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Jan 14th that he will not be rushed into deciding a new energy policy that supports the use of nuclear power.

The government is in the final stages of deciding the so-called Basic Energy Plan, which will be the first of its kind after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster started in 2011.

But the draft plan has stirred controversy among lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party who have called for the need to break away from nuclear power generation, and Motegi’s comments suggest the policy will not be approved by the Cabinet this month, as initially planned.

Motegi said the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry needs to comb through some 19,000 letters received from the public and also take into account the views of the LDP before officially deciding the plan.
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No rush to form new energy policy: Motegi (Japan Times)

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