With the political situation more settled after the resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan in August, Japan is now getting down to the business of forging its energy future. According to the nation's trade minister, a new energy panel, which met for the first time last week, "will probe a road Japan will take over the next 100 or 200 years." Will anti-nuclear sentiment in the country continue to drive the debate toward the implementation of renewable energy? And which energy sectors are best positioned to make inroads under a new policy?