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Andrea
Ninomiya

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Andrea Ninomiya

Andrea is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. In previous roles, she has worked on nuclear energy regulatory issues at the Japanese National Diet and geopolitical issues and climate change at Chatham House. Her policy experience also comes from time spent working in the Japanese House of Representatives and for the British-Japanese Parliamentary Group in the UK. She has worked on policy research projects relating to security and economic issues in Asia in partnership with Harvard University, as well as supporting Track II diplomacy between Washington DC and Tokyo.

At Global Counsel, Andrea is part of our energy practice, supporting clients in dealing with issues including energy and climate change policy.

Latest Insights by Andrea Ninomiya

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Falling flat: lessons from the 2018 UK CO2 shortage

Energy & Commodities

The critical CO2 shortage experienced by the UK last summer was caused by a combination of increased demand – with England’s progress at the World Cup and an unprecedented heat wave in part to blame – and outages at key production facilities. But characterisation of the shortage as “a perfect storm” risks ignoring a structural fragility in the UK’s CO2 supply chain that…

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Disappearing over the Horizon

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During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the UK yesterday, he and Theresa May were asked about the fate of Hitachi’s Horizon nuclear plant at Wylfa in Wales. Abe’s response, that they did not discuss it, did nothing to reduce anxiety about the multi-billion-pound project. Overnight, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Hitachi has decided to freeze the…

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Europe in the Global Economy

General Politics

A distinctive feature of President Juncker’s “political” European Commission was a single set of collective top-down priorities, rather than a stitching together of the agendas of individual commissioners. In 2014, this meant a focus on economic reforms to restore growth lost during the 2008 financial crisis: a digital single market, a capital markets union and an…

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