Japan Govt Plans 20 Percent of Electricity From Nuclear By 2030

Posted by NucNet on 3 April 2015 in NucNet

Policies & Politics

Japan’s government plans to have 20 percent of the country’s electricity generated from nuclear energy by 2030, local media have reported.

A panel set up by prime minister Shinzo Abe’s governing Liberal Democratic Party approved a proposal behind closed doors yesterday that would increase stable base-load energy sources to 60 percent of the energy mix from the current 40 percent. The plan can only be achieved if nuclear energy generates 20 percent of electricity, reports said. Japan’s energy mix is being discussed by the ministry of industry and a concrete plan could be presented to Mr. Abe as early as next week.