Can Japan Go 100% Renewable by 2050?

Making 100% The New Normal

Japan GraphFollowing the Fukushima nuclear accident and the subsequent planned power outages affecting large parts of eastern Japan, there are some voices calling for a review of national energy policy and for a shift in focus to renewable energy.

Officials in the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, however, are keen to remind the public that “nuclear power is essential” because “renewable energy alone isn’t sufficient”.

In his article for the UN University Blog “Our World”, Brendan Barrett debunks this myth outlining the vision of 100% RE for Japan (based on an analysis of ISEP).

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