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Japan admits renewables policy flawed, eyes overhaul

Electricity from corporate solar power systems, like this one in Sapporo, can fetch higher prices than renewable energy from other sources.

TOKYO -- Acknowledging problems with the nation's renewable energy program, the Japanese government has promised a three-pronged reform, including addressing a generous incentive that has created bloated capacity for solar power generation.

     "I agree that the system is flawed," said Kenji Yamaji, head of a subcommittee on alternative energy under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, at a meeting Wednesday.

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