Launched Masayoshi Son, president of Softbank Corp., telecommunications giant, and the rulers of the provinces of Japan, a committee to promote the use of renewable energy in the wake of the worst nuclear accident witnessed by Japan. Joined 36 out of 47 prefectures of Japan's initiative, which Sun designed to reduce Japan's dependence on nuclear power. The Sun suggested the move after the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged in the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami (tsunami) on 11 March.
The leak from the station, which lies 250 km northeast of Tokyo, radioactive materials since then. The Sun had announced last May for a project worth 80 billion yen to about one billion dollars, ten stations to establish a large solar energy in the country, and view with most of the construction costs. Sun said that if Japan was able to build solar panels on 20% of agricultural land is used or abandoned, the country can produce about 50 gigawatts of electricity, equivalent to produce 50 nuclear reactors. Sun also said he hoped to raise the share of renewable energy such as solar and wind power and ground heat for about 20% of electricity production in the country by the year 2020.
He called on Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, for a drastic review of energy policy in the country and reduce dependence on nuclear power. At a meeting of provincial governors last government has been criticized for its decisions on the last nuclear power plants. The Japanese government announced last week that it will take action to assess the safety and that they will be stress testing in nuclear power plants. However, this announcement hit the country's confused, especially in provinces where there are nuclear power plants, where he was Minister of Industry Banera Kaida announced in mid-June that all plants are safe.
The Prime Minister said in a parliamentary session, the day before yesterday, Tuesday, the government has no choice but to cancel the plan to enhance the contribution of nuclear power plants to generate electricity in the country to 53% by 2030, compared to less than 30% currently. The Union power companies in Japan, the rate of nuclear power plants in the country fell during June to 36.8%, compared to 66.1% last year.
It is expected that the operating rate declined more than that, after the stress tests on nuclear reactors, where the government said it could close some reactors based on test results.