As geothermal power gains momentum as a viable renewable energy source, Japanese contractors are well positioned to flex their dominance in this growing business. Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said this spring that the ministry will take the lead to accelerate development of geothermal power as part of the government’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% from fiscal 2013 levels in fiscal 2030. “Although geothermal takes long to put online, we want to get it done in time,” Koizumi said. Taro Kono, the administrative reform minister, has announced a goal of doubling Japan’s geothermal power facilities by 2030.
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