Japan Plans an Energy Management System for Every Home by 2030

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Japan plans for every household to be equipped with a home energy management system by 2030 to increase their energy efficiency, a government taskforce said today in the draft of a clean-power policy report.

Japan also plans to promote residential cogeneration fuel cells, installing 5.3 million units by 2030, according to the draft, which didn’t say how targets will be met. Japan will have 53.4 million households in 2030, the Cabinet Secretariat says. Cells generate heat and power from sources such as natural gas.

The country will promote research and development, and overseas expansion in clean energy industries including solar thermal and large-size wind turbines, the report said.

The government will seek comments from the public before completing the report, according to the Cabinet Secretariat, which is overseeing the administration of the taskforce.

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