Charging station for US electric vehicle (EV) Tesla = November, in Tokyo
Offshore wind turbine = 2018, off the coast of Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture
On the 25th, the government announced a “green growth strategy” for a carbon-free society in 2050. In addition to the widespread use of renewable energy such as offshore wind power generation, we will focus on the shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles and the utilization of hydrogen. 14 priority areas were set in the action plan, and the target maturity and support measures were specified for each. It is estimated that the economic effect of the growth strategy will be about 90 trillion yen a year in 30 years and about 190 trillion yen a year in 1950.
This is the first comprehensive plan formulated in response to the Kan administration’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero in 1950, and is a review of the national long-term energy policy guideline “Energy Basic Plan.” It also influences the discussion.