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Japan to Reduce Nuclear Power to Below 15% by 2030, Kyodo Says

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Japan wants to reduce its nuclear energy supply to less than 15 percent of its energy mix by 2030, the Kyodo News agency said today, citing a government energy policy draft.

The draft said the country eventually wants to reduce nuclear to zero from about 30 percent before the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, and included a blank space for the date when it expects to reach that goal, Kyodo said.

Japan also plans to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2030 from the 1990 levels. That means it will probably miss a goal, set in 2009, of cutting emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The country now expects emissions in 2020 to be from zero to 9 percent lower than in 1990, Kyodo said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo at cwatanabe5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

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