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Climate Change

Japan's Koizumi ups climate ante with goal of 40% renewable power

Proposal is roughly double nation's current target range for fiscal 2030

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi is leading Japan's push to embrace renewable energy. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

TOKYO -- Japan's environment minister has proposed increasing renewable power sources to more than 40% of the nation's energy mix by fiscal 2030, about twice the government's current goal.

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