Japan relying more on renewables, nuclear power for energy: report


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Japan is developing hydrogen turbines.

Renewable energy in 2011 was about 11%. Should now be at least 30% but not enough investments.

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Despite the opportunity offered by Fukushima, Japan is still low on renewables compared to other energy importers. The UK is 40%, Germany 50%, etc. compared to Japan's 20%, while the rise in renewables over the past year was a paltry 0.5%

Japan makes the boldest promises and has the most energetic PR campaigns but actually does very little.

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tries to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, the government's report on

Tries to ???

By 2050 ?

That's lame !

Meanwhile all over Japan they continue to burn household waste in incinerator towers in residential areas .

Mass producing gasoline engines and vehicles for sale.

I do not see Japan is at all serious about a commitment to a zero carbon emissions agenda

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It's that or stinky landfills (that also have greenhouse gas emissions).

Meanwhile all over Japan they continue to burn household waste in incinerator towers in residential areas .

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Relying upon, or has ? The Headline contradicts the content upon the article. Perhaps the Native Japanese who have voting rights here, can put a boot up the proverbial's of those whom they support to make some changes.

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Good. Now, how do we stop Japanese corporations from being among the largest investors in fossil fuels abroad?

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Still waiting for mandated solar panels on every house, and development of technology to stop the totally out of control Fukushima Daichi. Still waiting.

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Just like everything in Japan, things move slowly until there is consensus. Prime example, COVID vaccinations.

Japan is still in the slow phase of renewable energy and EV adaptations. But maybe in 20-30 years, they will be among the the leaders of the world.

Still waiting for mandated solar panels on every house

It will happen, but maybe not in our lifetime.

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Energy is a huge chunk of Japan's CO2 emissions, the elephant in the room. Loads of folk use public transport, cycle in the cities, and live in small houses or apartments. However, Japan's emissions are still high due to the energy sector. Offshore wind is not easy due to no shallow shelf like Europe, but there still must be more that could be done.

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If local government officials get off their fat butt's and start clamping down on ""night time polluters" or what I call " Sunset Incinerator " who burn all their daily TOXIC trash at night where no one can see the smoke only enjoy the smell of the burned PVC tubes, Tires, Auto repair shops and dealers waste and trash, Hospitals and clinics medical waste & plastics, even schools burn their trash at night. only then Japan will be contributing or achieving the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Sensationalistic headline:

Japan relying more on renewables, nuclear power for energy: report

Actual truth buried in the 3rd paragraph:

Renewables accounted for 20.3 percent of Japan's electricity generation,* up 0.5 percentage point** *from the previous year

Its all just a big lie.

Renewable energy is an inefficient, costly pipe dream that will cost millions of lives if it is imposed on the world's population.

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I wonder why Japan hasn't been able to tap into its massive thermal energy potential.?

With Japan being the land of the rising sun, this should/could be tapped into easily.

Nuke power will have to be in the mix, along with hydrogen, (cough cough) Japan buying BLUE hydrogen, and not GREEN hydrogen. but as an island nation they could also use wind to.

Anyway there is now way on earth, Japan is going to reach its target, if there is anything about Japan it is slow. They couldn't even meet their own Kyoto protocol targets, so what hope is Japan got of meeting this? Its about setting a long target, missing it, and then setting another long term target, but at a higher rate.

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