An expert panel in Japan has approved a government plan that sets out how the country should meet its energy needs by the year 2030.
The panel endorsed the energy mix plan at a meeting on Thursday.
By fiscal 2030 Japan will take between 20 and 22 percent of its power from nuclear plants, down from more than 28 percent before the 2011 nuclear accident. Power from renewable sources will make up between 22 and 24 percent, up from just over 10 percent in fiscal 2013.
Some panel members opposed the plan. They said it contradicts a government policy to minimize dependence on nuclear power.
Experts are focusing on what kind of support the government will offer to the renewables industry and nuclear power operators.
Souce : NHK