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Japan Asks for Energy Conservation This Summer


Japan is pushing for energy saving measures for both households and companies to save as much electricity as possible during peak summer demand against a backdrop of weaker energy security and high prices.

  • "We will take every possible measure to ensure supply, including the restart of idle power plants, additional procurement of fuels, and the maximum use of renewables and nuclear power," according to Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda today at a news conference.
  • The country faces possible LNG shortages because it is heavily reliant on Russia for flows.
  • Excess electricity generation capacity in Japan is low and the country faces possible blackouts and shortages.
  • The energy conservation request will run from July 1 to September 30.

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