December 23, 2020
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government will lay out on Friday a “green” growth strategy that includes a goal to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by around 2035, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.
The strategy will include 14 targets for promoting a greener society and an estimate that renewable energy will contribute 50-60% of Japan’s total power in 2050, the paper said. It will serve as an action plan to achieve Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s pledge to slash carbon emissions to zero on a net basis by 2050.
(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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