JCLP releases a statement on the draft of the Sixth Basic Energy Plan
194 companies release a statement on the draft of the Sixth Basic Energy Plan,
calling for continuous efforts to further increase the share renewables beyond 38%
Tokyo, Japan, September 9, 2021 – Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP), a coalition of 194 businesses with a sense of urgency on climate change, has released its statement on the draft of the Sixth Basic Energy Plan and submitted it to government ministries. The draft has been released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and is currently open for public consultation.
In the statement, JCLP expresses the following views:
- We welcome the increased share of renewable energy in the 2030 energy mix and the addition of the “renewable first principle” which gives the highest priority to renewables. We commend and respect those whose efforts made these changes possible.
- We expect to see continuous efforts to further increase the share of renewables beyond 38% toward the achievement the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement.
- We support fading out inefficient coal power plants and call for halting the construction of new coal power plants.
Please see the statement for more details.