The governments in Japan and South Korea have announced definite plans to increase their usage of green and low carbon energy alternatives.

South Korea is taking steps to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels and instead invest in domestic renewable energy technology, including wind, solar, hydropower and biomass.

The goal is to consume five million tons of pellets by 2020, a huge increase from the less than a few hundred thousand tons used in 2011.

Japan is expected to increase importation of energy chips and wood pellets, due in part to the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima last year.