After Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan shifting towards costly fossil fuels

Hiroko Tabuchi reports in the NYT: "Japan, the world’s third-largest user of electricity behind China and the United States, had counted on an expansion of nuclear power to contain energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, its nuclear program is in retreat, as the public and government officials urge a sharp reduction in the nation’s reliance on nuclear power and perhaps an end to it altogether."