GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!
Bravo to Yoshide Suga, Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister, who, in his first address to parliament, declared japan will reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The European Union announced the same target last year, and China has vowed to be net-zero carbon by 2050. They are joining nearly two dozen other countries, a dozen states and DC, including California and Hawai’i, and a growing number of cities, including New York.
Two things stand out to me:
1. He is speaking truth to misinformation on economic growth, when he states that that this goal will not curb, but stimulate economic revitalization and financial recovery post covid..
2. As noted by Greenpeace Japan, there is no place for Japan’s current plan of inclusion for nuclear power, given the disastrous results of the nuclear industry. Safe nuclear power is a dangerous oxymoron, like safe coal.