REGULATION | Staff Reporter, Japan

Japan predicts nuclear to eat up 20% of its power supply by 2030

Renewables will grab around 22-24%.

The Japanese government has published a draft of its updated energy policy and confirms the targets set three years ago. Nuclear power is still expected to achieve a 20-22% share of nuclear in the power mix by 2030 in spite of the tough criticism in previous years.

Renewable energies will account for 22-24% (8.8%-9.2% for hydropower, 7% for solar, 3.7%-4.6% for biomass, 1.7% for wind and 1%-1.1% for geothermal), in line with the goals set in 2015. Fossil fuels including coal and gas will account for the remaining 56% (27% for LNG, 26% for coal and 3% for oil).

Besides, the country also aims at reducing its carbon emissions from 2013 levels by 26% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The draft is scheduled to be approved by the cabinet in July 2018 and the next review of the energy plan will take place once every three to four years.

This article was originally published by Enerdata.

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