Keidanren has officially announced a new recommendation that multiple options should be given for power source mix to achieve the government's goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The new proposal states that renewable energy such as solar power will be the main power source for the realization of a carbon-free society, and research and development of technologies for utilizing nuclear power and recovering and reusing carbon dioxide from thermal power generation. It is said that new measures are also required.
Regarding the reference value of the power source composition in 2050, which the government has shown so far, such as increasing the ratio of renewable energy from 50% to about 60%, "the economic and technical hurdles to overcome are extremely high. In light of future technological developments, he points out that multiple options should be given for power source configurations.
In addition, after pointing out that the investment capacity of electric power companies is scarce, we are also requesting the creation of a mechanism to attract investment so that we can secure the necessary funds for the construction of power plants.
Keidanren Chairman Nakanishi said at an online press conference on the 8th, "We must promote new investment in decarbonized power sources and utilization of storage batteries, but how to mature the mechanism to attract investment is also an important issue. I would like to encourage the participation of the government and industry. "