Japan energy plan verdict delayed

The Japanese cabinet will hold off on approving a draft energy plan submitted in December until next month, according to a senior government official.

The move further delays an official decision on the role that nuclear power and renewable resources will play in the nation’s future energy mix.

The cabinet was set to approve the proposal this month, but will now wait until February, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

Suga denied that the cabinet was postponing its decision on the draft energy plan – which identifies nuclear power as an important part of the nation’s future energy mix – until after the Tokyo gubernatorial election on 9 February.

But it is widely believed that the government is dragging its feet on concerns that Log in to read complete article.

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