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Sarkozy is maintaining France's dependence on atomic energy, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron warned against a "rush to judgement" on nuclear safety. The UK and France have also managed to have terror attacks excluded from a series of new nuclear safety tests in response to the crisis at Fukushima.
Japan will aim to generate at least 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable source by the 2020s. Prior to the disaster, Japan was the world's third-largest user of nuclear power and was seeking to meet half of its electricity needs by 2030 with new reactors, up from around 30 per cent currently.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Japan would work to cut solar power generation costs to one-third of the current level by 2020 and one-sixth a decade later, while aiming to fit solar panels on 10 million roofs by 2030.
"We will do everything we can to make renewable energy our base form of power, overcoming hurdles of technology and cost," Kan said.