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There are good reasons to celebrate Japan's decarbonization pledge

In praise of the lack of detail in Yoshihide Suga's energy plan

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A wind turbine at the Hama Wing wind power station in Yokohama: Suga will likely want to see more than a few road maps.   © Getty Images

Yuriy Humber is president of Yuri Group and founder of the Japan NRG platform, which publishes weekly reports about the state of energy and electricity in Japan.

No sooner had Japan declared its 2050 goal to decarbonize, than priggish pundits began pointing out its flaws, the main one being that it is little more than a distant target, with few details or even a road map. In actual fact we should be rejoicing in Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's broad strokes.

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