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Suga must seize the opportunity to change Japan's energy mix

Beginnings of a shift toward renewables is already evident

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A wind turbine and a hydrogen storage tank developed by Toshiba and others stand in Yokohama, pictured in July 2017: companies are responding to the changing preferences of consumers in search of lower carbon options.   © Getty Images

Nick Butler is a visiting professor at King's College London and a former senior executive at energy company BP.

The predominant response to Yoshihide Suga's rise to replace Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister of Japan is that continuity will prevail.

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