Japan could begin to restart its idled nuclear reactor fleet as early as this autumn, according to a recent statement from industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi. That will first depend on the reactors complying with the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s revised safety regulations, on pace to be set by July 18, he said. The local communities would also have to approve the decision. Only two of the country’s fifty reactors are currently online. Source: Japan Daily Press

From Forum on Energy: http://forumonenergy.com/2013/05/02/global-energy-news-roundup-may-2/