In a step toward finalizing Japan’s proposal for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said Sept. 22 it will present a package of energy conservation measures by around the end of this month.

Osamu Watanabe, vice minister for international trade and industry, said MITI is now considering “how far we can push in implementing energy conservation measures in each of the three areas of energy consumption, namely, industry, household and transportation…We will clarify what specific measures must be taken (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions) and how they will affect peoples’ lives.”

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