03 September 2014 | Posted by Zachary
Japan is still recovering from the Fukushima crisis and adapting. Its energy market has gone through big changes, but big changes are still to come. As with many other countries around the world, there is strong support for renewable energy and a strong push to transition to those clean energy options.
Japan's current renewable energy target is 20% by 2030, so bringing that to 30% by 2030 would be a significant increase.
Japan's solar power industry has been growing strong, and the country is even pioneering floating solar power plants. In 2014, Japan is projected to have the second-largest solar market in the world. However, some projections even have it above China (widely projected to be the #1 solar market).
Of course, there are other renewable energy indusries, such as the wind power and geothermal industries, and Japan has strong wind and geothermal resources as well.
Nothing is official yet, but look out for an announcement soon from the Japan government regarding a revised 30% by 2030 target.
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