Japan could improve climate targets

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 […]

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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).