The Tokyo government intends to make it mandatory to install solar panels to generate electricity in all new buildings, including individual residential buildings, Japanese media reported.
The measure, expected to start in April 2023, is aimed at a significant reduction in the use of mineral fuels in the area of the Japanese capital.
The plans of the administration of the Tokyo prefecture with a population of about 14 million people specify the government’s programs, which intend to increase the share of renewable energy sources from the current 18% to 36-38% in the country’s total energy balance by 2030.
This is intended to ensure the complete cessation of industrial and automotive emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by 2050. By 2030, they are expected to be reduced by 46% compared to 2013 levels.
To achieve this goal by 2030, Japanese solar power plants will have to generate 14-16% of the energy consumed, wind farms – 5%. At the same time, the share of fossil energy sources is planned to be reduced from 76 to 41%. In turn, the share of nuclear power plants in the country will be increased from 6 to 20-22%.
Earlier, the Japanese government announced its intention to achieve in the country by 2050 a complete cessation of industrial and automotive emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.