Faced with a possible energy shortage this winter, Japan advises people to wear warm clothes indoors

TOKYO, Nov 02 (WION) - Japan on Tuesday announced that it will ask businesses and households to conserve energy "as much as possible" during the winter.

As per the Jiji Press, this will be applicable from December of this year to March of next year; however, no specific target has been set in numbers.

While the reserve rate, or the margin of supply capacity over demand, is anticipated to be over the minimum needed level of 3 per cent nationally, the government has recognised the need to be alert regarding power supply this winter.

The nation's grid operator's most recent prediction places the power reserve ratio, at 4.1 per cent in Tokyo and Tohoku areas for January. ...continue reading

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