Japan Clean Energy Surcharges to Double for Homes, Nikkei Says

(Bloomberg) — An average Japanese home will pay more than
double in surcharges for clean energy this year, the Nikkei
newspaper reported Thursday.

Japan began an incentive program for clean energy in 2012
including solar and wind power, and costs are passed on to
consumers as surcharges.

The surcharges for an average family will increase to 5,688
yen ($47) from 2,700 yen a year, the paper said, without saying
where it got the information.

Japan’s trade ministry decides on the surcharges. Officials
at the ministry weren’t immediately available to comment.

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