All Japan news’s lower house committee has passed the bill on promoting the use of renewable energy on Tuesday. The passage denotes the gradual exit of Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
With the passing of the bill on renewable energy which he championed, Kan is nearing the end of his post as he earlier conveyed his intention to resign once conditions are met including the passage of the law on renewable energy .
Earlier this month, Kan promised during a Lower House committee session that he would step down by the end of August once bills related to post-earthquake reconstruction are passed. "I will put my words into action once those two bills are approved at the Diet," promised Kan.
The bill seeks to reduce All Japan news’s dependency on nuclear power by boosting the use of renewable energy, hence, ensuring energy safety and security after the March 11 disaster.
In a statement issued last month, the country’s premier vowed to eliminate atomic power in the country in the wake of the massive quake and the worst nuclear disaster in the world after 25 years.
In response to questions on whether he has any regrets for pledging to resign from his post, Kan quoted said "If I waited until I had no more regrets, I’d have to continue (to be prime minister) for another 10 years."
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