Japan aims to spur RE growth

Onshore wind turbines in Japan are an all-too-rare sight

Onshore wind turbines in Japan are an all-too-rare sight

The Japanese government has outlined plans to ramp up investment in renewable power, to separate generation and transmission, and to liberalise electricity sales. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to increase investment in the total power sector by about 50% from the previous decade’s levels to roughly 30 trillion yen ($299bn) over the next 10 years. 

Abe said the government will invest in clean-energy resources such as wind power, and significantly streamline environmental assessment procedures, which have been blamed for holding back rapid development of onshore wind in the country.

The government will also push forward with efforts to separate electricity distribution from generation, functions currently controlled by utilities.

However, Abe did not reveal the government’s Log in to read complete article.

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