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Climate Change

Retailer Aeon to use 100% renewable energy at 160-plus Japan malls

Group accounts for almost 1% of nation's electricity consumption

An Aeon mall in Kawaguchi, near Tokyo. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- Aeon Mall has committed to power its more than 160 shopping centers in Japan with 100% renewable energy by fiscal 2040 by purchasing solar power and generating its own.

This approach differs from Japan's mainstream for cutting corporate carbon dioxide emissions, which involves clean-energy certificates.

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