In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power plants and look to alternate modes of power production.
Although the nuclear industry in Japan has been trying to implement stricter standards to thwart the possibility of any other such happenings at a nuclear plant, the popular opinion still remains against nuclear power plants. And now, Japanese government has resounded these sentiments by vowing to end nuclear power production by the year 2030.
The announcement has come from the Japanese Prime Minister himself who has also vowed that by 2030, Japan will have 30 percent of its overall energy needs being satiated by renewable sources. To this end, more than 33,000 large and small renewable projects in Japan have received funding over the last two months.
However, Japan will also have to rely more on other, conventional, sources of energy while it cuts down the contribution by nuclear power plants. It plans on bolstering oil and gas imports over the years to meet the energy demands.