• Reuters


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.

The target is based on the government’s power generation plan for 2030 that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry finalized Thursday. The plan calls for relying slightly less on nuclear power than on renewable energy following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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