Japan says nuclear crucial to hitting net zero goal by 2050. Nuclear power will be essential if Japan is to reach its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the country’s energy minister has told the Financial Times, saying that power shortages this winter have helped to shift public debate over the sector.
FT 2nd Feb 2021 read more »
Climate change: If coal is the worst of the fossil fuels and more expensive than renewables, why is Japan still funding it? – Dr Richard Dixon. A recent rash of announcements that countries will stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas has not yet had an impact on the Japanese government’s plans to fund a large coal-fired power station in Vietnam.
Scotsman 2nd Feb 2021 read more »