Japan Times Headline: “Power use falls; Reactors unneeded” despite hot summer — Group Leader: “Proof Japan can supply enough electricity even without any nuclear power”

Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 1:37 am ET


Title: Power use falls; reactors unneeded
Source: The Japan Times
Date: Aug. 22, 2012

July saw 6.3% drop in demand despite heat amid efforts to save

Sales by 10 major power utilities in July dropped by 6.3 percent due to a decline in demand, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan has revealed.


some say the numbers prove that last month’s reactivation of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture may have been unnecessary.


Rolling blackouts are to be implemented if necessary this summer in the Kansai region and Kyushu, but so far none has been needed.

The decline in electricity demand also came even though higher than average temperatures were recorded nationwide last month, according to the Meteorological Agency.


“The data are solid proof that Japan can supply enough electricity even without any nuclear power generation” –Hideyuki Koyama, executive director of Mihama no Kai, which opposes Kepco’s nuclear power use

h/t Anonymous tip

Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 1:37 am ET


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15 comments to Japan Times Headline: “Power use falls; Reactors unneeded” despite hot summer — Group Leader: “Proof Japan can supply enough electricity even without any nuclear power”

  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    "Japan exports fall on weak demand in China and Europe"

    BBC mentions vaguely on the high oil prices but what is the true reason for the decline of exports!?
    Go on say it loud! R-A-D-I-A-T-I-O-N


      while off-topic Glow, you might want to factor the following, as well:

      "Anti-Japan protests erupt as island row escalates"


      You must also keep in mind, there are no governments (that I can point to) that are willing to put the health of their citizenry over their international obligations (phoney money). What we're witnessing is unprecedented in human history. I liken it to a feeding frenzy…

      • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

        umm, I think that the USA did indeed NOT "put the health of their citizenry over their international obligations (phoney money)" Only nation on the planet to increase imports after 3/11 was the good ole USA.. Thank you Hillary.

        • many moons

          I wonder if Hillary's laptop glows in the dark?

          • aigeezer aigeezer

            In mainstream media you can see "Hillary Clinton" and "Lady Gaga" in the same sentence.


            I usually ignore msm, but what got me to that particular site was a story that Japanese exports are down (doh!) and that the stock market might actually have noticed. Such stories seem to be creeping out over the last few days. Might be worth watching where they go.


          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            I'm sure Chelsea does. Thanks, mom.

          • Anthony Anthony

            I don't know if its just my imagination, but have you noticed EVERYONE (celebs, diplomats, professionals in the news) who was in Japan have appeared to have rapidly aged or look otherwise kind of 'off' and unhealthy? Hillary is a great example of my point.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    No one needs nuclear power. There are other safer ways to create energy.

    Where there is nuclear power, there is probably nuclear weapons, I believe they go hand in hand.

    Nuclear Power + Nuclear Weapons = greed, power, ego, disasters

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima fish carrying 258 times the 'safe' level of radiation

    Published: 21 August, 2012, 22:49


  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All countries can close their reactors today. Nuclear is unneeded, and unwanted.

    • many moons

      But then where would the nuclear bombs come from? How would we be able to intimidate other countries, or take over their land, take their resources????

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It's the "citizens" who are straitening this all out. Protests in Japan kept the plants shut-down. A couple electric companies got two plants started, but only by using lies, telling people they'd die from heat stroke without the nuclear plants. But it's all over now. The citizens will shut the remaining two plants, and be done with it. And they didn't even have to threaten all-out citizen rioting to accomplish this. It's that easy, really. This will happen in every country, btw …it just takes time.

  • bluerthanblu bluerthanblu

    Only the citizens can change this path to genome destruction imho. PM Noda again rejected a request by the group, 'Metropolitan Coalition against Nukes,' to halt Oi reactors. Both parties could not reach an agreement on the only active reactors in Japan, numbers 3 and 4, at Kansai PP in Fukui prefecture:


    The U.S., in pressuring Japan to keep their reactors up and running, puts PM Noda between a rock and a hard place. How many reactors does the U.S. think Japan should run given the possibility of aftershocks and another large quake? Insisting Japan keep their NPP's running or lose their economic viability in the global power scheme, is a rather harsh prescription likely to benefit the U.S. more than Japan. The recent CSIS, C-SPAN panel discussion (posted in general discussion) suggests that the health risk to Japanese people is not at all considered to be a viable issue or risk factor with 'safe' restarts of their reactors! The CSIS report does not weigh in the total environmental damage to people, animals, and plants, from the Fuku reactor meltdowns or risk of future meltdowns, in their equation for Japan's future economic success. This is our best, intelligent, think tank advice we can give the Japanese? Sounds like punishment to me.