Japan's ruling party urges government to push for nuclear return

April 7, 2015 9:40 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's ruling party on Tuesday urged the government to push for a return to nuclear power in deliberations on the best energy mix, which is likely to be opposed by a public wary about atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said the government should boost stable "baseload" energy supplies - nuclear, coal, hydroelectric and geothermal - to about 60 percent of the total by 2030 from 40 percent now.

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