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Japan Offshore Wind Backers See Clean Heir to Coal, Nuclear

  • Wind power group forecasts 90GW of offshore capacity by 2050
  • New green power could replace retiring coal, nuclear plants

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Offshore wind power in Japan will be able to replace more than half of the nation’s generation capacity forecast to retire by mid-century, according to an industry group promoting its developments.

The capacity of Japan’s offshore wind farms could total 90 gigawatts by 2050, equivalent to 60% of the fossil fuel and nuclear facilities expected to be closed by that time, according to Shigehito Nakamura, a managing director of the Japan Wind Power Association.