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Japan sets 26 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions as 2030 target

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” The government said Friday that Japan will slash greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels and will submit the plan to the United Nations as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris in November. METI on Thursday said the government will plan to make nuclear energy account for 20 to 22 percent of Japan’s electricity mix in 2030, versus 30 percent before Fukushima. It set the target for renewable energy at 22 to 24 percent of the mix, liquefied natural gas at 27 percent and coal at 26 percent.” (Japan Times)

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