Japan to Ease Regulations on Solar, Wind Power, Nikkei Reports
BLOOMBERG - Japan’s government will ease regulations on renewable-energy projects to encourage businesses to increase use of alternative power sources such as solar and wind, the Nikkei newspaper said.
The Cabinet is expected to approve a set of measures on March 30 that would make it easier for companies to put solar panels on roofs and cut the time it takes to do environmental impact studies for building wind turbines, the newspaper said, without saying where it obtained the information.
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