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Climate Change

Mitsubishi Heavy aims to lift shares with shift to hydrogen

Japan industrial giant feels heat from eco-minded investors demanding less CO2

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries CEO Seiji Izumisawa: "Emissions cannot be reduced to zero in one day." (Source photos by Mitsuru Obe and Getty Images) 

TOKYO -- The CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Friday he aims for a turnaround in his company's share price with a push toward hydrogen energy.

"Reducing carbon gas emissions into the atmosphere and achieving carbon neutrality is a common human challenge," said CEO Seiji Izumisawa in an interview with the media. "Carbon gas emissions have to be reduced as much as possible, and if emissions have to be made, then they have to be captured from the atmosphere."

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