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Japan lowers emission reduction target
12:16 PM MST | November 15, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh
Japan has announced that its previously announced target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 compared with 1990 levels is now “impossible” and “unrealistic” following the Fukushima disaster in 2011. The country expects to release 3% more GHG emissions by 2020 compared with 1990 levels. Japan had planned to rely on nuclear power to achieve its target, which was announced in 2009. Japan’s nuclear power system has come to a halt following the disaster and its restart is uncertain. According to a new target announced today...
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