Japan could achieve stronger climate targets than their recent government proposal intends, new research claims.
The Japanese government recently indicated the country would cut emissions by 18% from 1990 levels by 2030.
However, the study by the institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) found Japan could cut emissions by 25-30% in this time, with no nuclear power.
The study claimed renewable generation had to be increased by 35% in order to achieve this, alongside a “25% reduction of final energy use”.
It also said a 60% gas-fired power share was needed in the total fossil fuel power generation (gas-power ratio).