Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fall 1.2% in FY 2017

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Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.2 percent in fiscal 2017 — a fourth straight year of decline — as the use of renewable energy spread, the Environment Ministry said Tuesday.Japan’s emissions rose after a massive earthquake and tsunami in the northeast of the country in 2011 triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis and subsequently forcing the country to resort to thermal power generation.It turned to a decline in fiscal 2014 with the help of renewable energy production and introduction of energy-efficient devices….An excerpt from Mainichi