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The final version of a draft energy report reinforces the role of nuclear power in Japan, but falls short of setting specific goals for renewable energy use.

Abe is pushing the coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, and it is undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear disaster to switch the nation to renewables.

A new energy plan designates coal an important long-term electricity source while falling short of setting specific targets for cleaner energy from wind, solar and geothermal. The policy also gives nuclear power the same prominence as coal in Japan’s energy strategy.

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Energy plan fails to set targets for renewables (Japan Times)

Renewables get raked over coals under Abe (Japan Times)

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