Japan Government approves new nuclear plan

Japan issued a new power generation strategy that would boost capacity by more than six-fold for renewable energy sources by 2030, in a move to cut nuclear energy's share of total power generation to zero.Overall the plan aim to increase the combined annual capacity of renewable electricity generation to as much as 19.41 million kw by 2030. Specific targets were set at 8.03 million kw for offshore wind power, 3.88 million kw for geothermal, 6 million kw for biomass, and 1.5 million kw for tidal.