TOKYO, March 21 (UPI) -- Japan's Atomic Energy Commission said in its yearly report to the Cabinet Friday that increased nuclear energy use is vital to combat global warming.
The commission said power suppliers in Japan should be more actively working to improve protection against earthquakes at nuclear plants, Kyodo reported Friday. The report cited increased public fears following earthquake damage last year to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s facility in Niigata Prefecture.
The report said there is growing acceptance around the world of the idea that nuclear power could help solve climate change problems.
"The government and electric utilities should try hard to gain public trust in nuclear power by providing people with information they need," the commission said.