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Thursday, 12th February 2009
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Green energy may be crucial to Tokyo's Olympic bid

The metropolitan government of Tokyo is reportedly planning to boost its chances of being awarded the 2016 Summer Olympic Games by making greater use of green energy sources.

Insiders have said the authority is considering a proposal to power all Olympic-related facilities with electricity derived from renewable sources, reports Japan Today.

These include solar and wind power, in addition to heat generated by Tokyo's garbage incineration plants.

The International Olympic Committee will decide which city will host the 2016 games during its congress which will take place in Copenhagen in October.

Officials from Japan's ministry of the environment have said they believe solar power production in the country could increase by up to 55 times by 2030.

It is hoped that, combined with the growth of other renewable energy supplies, carbon dioxide emissions will fall eight per cent from 1990 levels, reports the Mainichi Daily News.

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