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Climate Change

Japan pushes solar panel mandate for new public buildings

Proposal to require installations on all buildings, including homes, is dropped

The Ministry of Environment estimates that public buildings can fit the equivalent of nearly a third of all solar power capacity that currently exists in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan should require solar panels installations on all new public buildings as the country ramps up efforts to promote renewable energy toward its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a plan presented by the government on Thursday.

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