(ADPnews) - Jun 22, 2011 - Cambodia is the next country to abandon its nuclear energy ambitions after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
Japanese daily Nikkei reported today that the Cambodian government has decided to scrap plans to build nuclear power installations as its citizens doubt the safety of nuclear energy. Instead, the country will bolster its reliance on thermal and hydraulic power generation.
The March 11 earthquake and the subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan have caused energy policy storms in many countries around the globe. Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Thailand and Malaysia are all seeking to freeze or scrap their nuclear power projects. Renewable energy is expected to fill a good part of the gap left by nuclear.