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Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high in fiscal 2013, as the nation’s reliance on thermal power generation increased in the absence of nuclear power, the Environment Ministry said.

The figure, equivalent to 1.395 billion tons of carbon dioxide, represents a rise of 1.6 percent over the previous year, according to the ministry’s preliminary report released on Dec. 4.
The ministry’s report showed that greenhouse gas emissions increased over the previous year in the industry and operational sectors, which cover factories, stores and offices. However, emissions in the transportation and household sectors were slightly down.
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Thermal power reliance pushes Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions to record high (Ashahi Newspaper)


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