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Environment Minister Koizumi pledges efforts to increase use of renewable energy

  • April 24, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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The Saturday editions of Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei ran their respective interviews with Environment Minister Koizumi on Friday. The papers quoted Koizumi as saying that Japan should use as much renewable energy as possible and implement the regulatory reforms needed for this effort. Nikkei quoted Koizumi as saying that Japan should consider requiring solar panels on homes and office buildings as part of its plans to achieve its target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 46% from their 2013 level by 2030. Yomiuri wrote that the environment minister expressed his readiness to double the proportion of renewables in Japan’s energy mix from the current target of 22-24% by fiscal 2030. Sankei quoted him as saying that it is necessary for China as a “responsible major country” to do what it needs to do to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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