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MOFA panel recommends “renewable energy diplomacy”

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Tuesday’s Yomiuri reported on a set of recommendations compiled by a MOFA blue-ribbon commission regarding the nation’s diplomacy on climate change, saying that the panel recommended suspending coal-fired power plant exports and called for investing in and providing technology related to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The ministry is hoping to boost Japan’s influence in international negotiations on global warming by calling attention to its commitment to renewable energy. The daily added that METI and certain domestic industries may be displeased with the proposed discontinuation of coal-fired power plant exports.

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