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Japan emission revision

2:23 PM MST | December 23, 2013

Japan has announced that its previously announced target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 compared with 1990 levels has become “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, but Japan’s nuclear power system has come to a halt following the disaster and its restart is uncertain. Japan’s revised target is to cut emissions by 3.8% by 2020 compared with 2005...

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