Japan to Review Power Generation Costs in January, Mainichi Says

(Bloomberg) — Japan’s trade ministry will start reviewing
generation costs from various power sources in January, the
Mainichi newspaper reported today, without saying where it got
the information.

The ministry will set up a task-force to put together cost
estimates by the end of March, the paper said. The move follows
similar estimates three years ago.

Estimated costs will be used to decide how much electricity
should come from which sources by 2030, according to the
Mainichi.

Ministry officials weren’t immediately available to
comment.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo at
cwatanabe5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Reed Landberg at
landberg@bloomberg.net
Jason Rogers, Bill Austin

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