Japan plans to keep oil as 30% of its energy mix

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Japan will not change the basic policy that crude oil will continue to account for about 30 percent of its primary energy supply up to 2030, which is consistent with the ambitious 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target, Japan’s Trade and Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda said. “Oil is used for a wide range of activities such as transportation, people’s livelihood, etc.,

and also it is essential in the event of a disaster,” he said in reply to a question from Arab News Japan ata press conference in Tokyo. Japan’s Sixth Basic Plan on Energy was approved by the Japanese Cabinet last month.

the minister said adding that based on that, the government will not change the basic agreement that oil will continue to account for about 30 percent of the primary energy supply. Japan aims to reduce energy consumption by 46 percent by 2030.—Agencies

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