The government has put together an action plan for the realization of a carbon-free society in 2050.
By the mid-2030s at the latest, all new passenger car sales will be electric vehicles, and specific goals will be set in 14 fields, and all policy measures will be mobilized to achieve them.
At the Growth Strategy Conference held at the Prime Minister's Office on the 25th, an action plan was put together to achieve the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The plan states that responding to global warming should be seen as a new growth opportunity rather than an economic growth constraint or cost, and the premise is that renewable energy will account for approximately 50 of the 2050 power generation. Raising from% to 60% is also included as a reference value.
Based on this, we set specific goals for 14 fields that are expected to grow in the future.
Of these, in the field of automobiles, comprehensive measures have been taken to enable all new passenger car sales to become so-called electric vehicles such as electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles by the mid-2030s at the latest, in order to achieve this. It is said to improve the performance of storage batteries installed in cars.
In addition, we will promote the development of related industries in Japan with the goal of expanding the power generation capacity of offshore wind power to 45 million kilowatts, which is equivalent to a maximum of 45 units, in terms of large-scale thermal power plants by 2040.
In addition, hydrogen will be used as fuel for thermal power generation, and technological development will be undertaken to increase the amount used in 2050 to about 20 million tons, which is 10 times the current amount.
The government says it will need to radically change its business model to achieve its goals, and will mobilize all policy measures such as budget, taxation, and finance, and will price carbon dioxide according to its emissions. We will also utilize the carbon pricing method, which requires companies to bear the cost.