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Japan sees clean energy edging out nuclear by 2030

Govt's draft report proposes diminished role for nuclear power in Japan

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The draft foresees hydro power accounting for as much as 9.2 per cent of Japan's total power generation, with solar at 7 per cent, wind at 1.7 per cent, biomass at 4.6 per cent and geothermal 1.1 per cent.

Tokyo

JAPAN anticipates that by 2030, clean energy such as solar and hydro will generate slightly more of the nation's electricity than nuclear power plants.

Clean energy sources will supply as much as 24 per cent of Japan's electricity in 15 years, while atomic power will account