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Japan should try California-style solar panel mandate: Koizumi

Environment minister says renewables take priority after Suga announces new climate target

"We should make the regulatory changes needed" to expand adoption of renewable energy in Japan, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi told Nikkei. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- Japan should consider requiring solar panels on homes and office buildings as part of its plans to achieve its new, higher target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi told Nikkei on Friday.

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