The world’s largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and one of the biggest importers of coal, Japan, aims to significantly raise the share of renewable power in its electricity sector and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, according to a draft energy policy plan through 2030. Japan, like many other developed nations, aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, or as Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) said last month “a carbon neutral society by 2050.” Under the draft new policy, Japan will target to have renewable energy sources make up between 36 percent and 38 percent of the country’s power generation by the end of this decade. The previous target was to have renewable energy generate between 22 percent and 24 percent of Japan’s electricity mix by 2030. The new plan hasn’t changed the target for nuclear power generation, which was left at 20-22 percent […]