Post-Fukushima Japan has an opportunity to create a more durable national energy strategy, argues an op-ed by Stony Brook’s Kathleen Araújo in the October 22, 2015 issue of The Diplomat.
“If nuclear energy is to have a chance at being sustainable in Japan, public officials, the nuclear industry, and the country’s citizens will need to openly engage about what is known and assumed in their complex set of energy choices,” Araújo writes.
Araújo is an assistant professor in the Department of Technology & Society at Stony Brook University. She specializes in national decision-making on energy-environmental systems, and science and technology policy.
She has conducted multi-decadal studies of energy system change and is completing a book on low carbon energy transitions in prime mover countries. She has also consulted for inter-governmental organizations and partnered with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The complete op-ed is available here.