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Climate Change

Suga's 2050 zero-carbon goal thrusts Japan into green tech race

Foreign rivals ahead in EVs and hydrogen-powered steel mills

Renewal energy sources need to account for 40%-50% of Japan's power consumption in 2030 for the nation to realize a zero-emissions society in 2050, estimates show. 

TOKYO -- The race is on. Japan's pledge to become a zero-emissions society by 2050 will send automakers, steel producers and other big industrial players scrambling to develop green technologies that will help slash their carbon footprints. 

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