Petitions (old)

Seeking a Future of 100% Renewable Energy

WWF Japan began the “100% Renewable Energy Campaign” in May 2011, which calls for no new construction of nuclear power plants and the gradual closure of Japan’s 54 existing plants as they reach the end of their operational lifespan – a move which should eventually phase out all the plants by 2050. Simultaneously, the campaign promotes the creation of a society that does not depend on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, which create massive greenhouse gas emissions and in turn contribute to climate change.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan stated at a press conference on May 10th, 2011, that Japan must go back to the drawing board with the Basic Energy Plan(*). By promoting renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal power as core energy sources, and calling for the creation of a society more focused on energy conservation, Prime Minister Kan clearly demonstrated his position in favour of a policy shift. However, without further action there is a significant possibility that nuclear and fossil fuel generation could remain major pillars in a revised version of the Basic Energy Plan.

The Japanese government intends to start review of the Basic Energy Plan in September. The first draft outline is likely to be presented in December 2011 and the final plan should be finalized in the next year. WWF Japan believes that the following five factors must be incorporated into the revised plan:

  1. Goal of 100% renewable energy
  2. Increased liberalisation of the electricity market and creation of a next generation system of electricity network to work towards the goal
  3. Realisation of a future not reliant on nuclear power
  4. Creation of a society not dependent on fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) for energy, in order to mitigate climate change
  5. Achievement of sustainable lifestyles without sacrificing convenience through massive energy savings and much reduced energy consumption compared to now.

We at WWF Japan intend to submit this demand to the national government along with the petition signatures that we gather as part of the “100% Renewable Energy Campaign”. We believe that the more signatures we can gather, the greater our chances are of successfully building a society that runs on 100% renewable energy.

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is a problem with global consequences. Support from people around the world will provide the Japanese government with the key decision-making power that it needs to promote a shift toward 100% renewable energy. Therefore, we are calling for petition signatures not only locally in Japan, but globally.

Sign the petition HERE.

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Urgent International Petition by FoE Japan

To:
Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Japanese Government Should Immediately Abandon its Policy of Promoting Exports of Nuclear Power Plants

It Should Take the Lead in Phasing Out Nuclear Energy Worldwide

We strongly urge the Japanese government to take the following action:
• To immediately abandon its policy of promoting exports of nuclear power plants;
• To cancel all existing plans to export nuclear power plants;
• To take the lead in realizing a worldwide phase out of nuclear power.

Read the full text and sign it online HERE.

日本語版は、こちら

1st Deadline: Septmeber 15th, 2011
2nd Deadline: November 18th, 2011

5 thoughts on “Petitions (old)

  1. ShikiGami says:

    Please read the scientific literature for god sake.
    The original 1 mSv per year dose limit was completely arbitrary, just like this new one. The original was was based on the average radiation exposure someone has in japan… there are many places in this world with a much high average radiation exposure levels… in fact, japan levels are extremely low when compared with many countries, because it is an island and there is almost no elevation (the higher, the more background radiation there is).
    Even the new legal limit is below what the scientific literature sees as dangerous.
    In fact, the fear of a cancer in the future because of an increase on this scale of the natural background radiation has not been confirmed by any scientific literature, and in fact, in cases like Chernobyl the opposite was proven right.
    What is ironic is that the Chernobyl report found that the first and most important health problem after the accident was a psychological one, because the irrational and unfounded fears on radiation the people had.
    I think that people never learn from the past.

  2. Hernan says:

    ShikiGami,

    You don’t get the basic point. We just don’t want any additional radiation at all.
    It is the same with smoking.. If you smoke, don’t come close to me. I just don’t like smoking.

    About Chernobyl, obviously you first need to educate yourself. Don’t try to lecture about scientific findings without giving appropriate references.

  3. ShikiGami.. you are a LIER, A FOOL AND AN INSULT TO BOTH INTELLIGENCE AND HUMANITY,,,,

    Go help lift those bottles of Plutonium laced water bottles and drink them for dinner….. I DARE YOU……..

    MoFo

  4. Oh and do tell….. 100 msv/ph per day, given that it doesn’t half life for at the very least 30 days giving 50 msv/ph per day, tell me, Mr rat shit scientist, how long would you like to hang around??????? Oh, oh, and what about the fact we hear NOTHING about 150+ other man made free radical radionucliedes……

    uggggg… yer self serving bullshit makes me sick to be a human… who’s paying YOU to die….

  5. Carol Newman says:

    Please read the scientific literature for god sake.
    The original 1 mSv per year dose limit was completely arbitrary, just like this new one. The original was was based on the average radiation exposure someone has in japan… there are many places in this world with a much high average radiation exposure levels… in fact, japan levels are extremely low when compared with many countries, because it is an island and there is almost no elevation (the higher, the more background radiation there is).
    Even the new legal limit is below what the scientific literature sees as dangerous.
    In fact, the fear of a cancer in the future because of an increase on this scale of the natural background radiation has not been confirmed by any scientific literature, and in fact, in cases like Chernobyl the opposite was proven right.
    What is ironic is that the Chernobyl report found that the first and most important health problem after the accident was a psychological one, because the irrational and unfounded fears on radiation the people had.
    I think that people never learn from the past.

    +1

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