Japan to aim to realize carbon-free society by 2050
Jiji -- Apr 11
Japan will aim to realize a carbon-free society by 2050 through an energy policy shift, industry ministry proposals said Tuesday.

The proposals, set at a panel meeting, also calls for attaining the country's goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 pct in 2050 that was set in response to the Paris climate accord, which took effect in 2016.

In the proposals on the long-term energy policy until 2050, nuclear power is regarded as an option to realize a carbon-free society, and renewable energy including solar and wind power as a key energy source.

The ministry hopes to reflect the proposals in the government's basic energy policy to be revised as early as summer.

The proposals say Japan should continue pursuing various energy options in order to monitor technological developments for nuclear, renewable, hydrogen and other energy sources as well as competition among countries.

News source: Jiji
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