Country:Japan
Year:2015 (Nov 13th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015 (Nov 13th)
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Energy Utilities, Electricity, Multi-Sectoral Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources, Power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Climate Change Policy Targets:Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Renewable, Energy Sector, Electricity Generation
Agency:The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
URL:http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/0716_01.html
URL:http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/pdf/0716_01a.pdf
Energy Efficiency Description:

In 2015, the Japanese government published the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook based on the Strategic Energy Plan (2014). This outlook presents the ideal structure of energy supply and demand for 2030 that can be realized if appropriate measures are taken to achieve the fundamental objectives of energy policy: safety, energy security, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy plays a key role in achieving all these objectives because they can contribute to energy independence, to reduction of oil and gas import and to reduction of greenhouse gas emission.

According to this new plan, the final energy demand should be saved as much as 50.3 billion liters (crude oil equivalent) at 2030. By sector, savings from transport will amount to 16,070 thousand kilo liters, followed by commercial at 12,260 thousand kilo liters, residential sector 11,600 thousand kilo liters and industry at 10,420 thousand kilo liters. Those figures indicate that 35% improvement of final energy intensity needs to be achieved from 2012 to 2030. And renewable electricity generation would be 237-252 TWh, and its share in total electricity generation would be 22-24% in 2030: solar PV 7.0%, wind 1.7%, biomass 3.7-4.6%, geothermal 1.0-1.1% and hydro 8.8-9.2%.

This outlook must be re-examined at least every three years and can be revised corresponding to the situation.

Renewable Energy Description:

In 2015, the Japanese government published the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook based on the Strategic Energy Plan (2014). This outlook presents the ideal structure of energy supply and demand for 2030 that can be realized if appropriate measures are taken to achieve the fundamental objectives of energy policy: safety, energy security, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy plays a key role in achieving all these objectives because they can contribute to energy independence, to reduction of oil and gas import and to reduction of greenhouse gas emission.

According to this new plan, the final energy demand should be saved as much as 50.3 billion liters (crude oil equivalent) at 2030. By sector, savings from transport will amount to 16,070 thousand kilo liters, followed by commercial at 12,260 thousand kilo liters, residential sector 11,600 thousand kilo liters and industry at 10,420 thousand kilo liters. Those figures indicate that 35% improvement of final energy intensity needs to be achieved from 2012 to 2030. And renewable electricity generation would be 237-252 TWh, and its share in total electricity generation would be 22-24% in 2030: solar PV 7.0%, wind 1.7%, biomass 3.7-4.6%, geothermal 1.0-1.1% and hydro 8.8-9.2%.

This outlook must be re-examined at least every three years and can be revised corresponding to the situation.

Climate Change Description:

In 2015, the Japanese government published the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook based on the Strategic Energy Plan (2014). This outlook presents the ideal structure of energy supply and demand for 2030 that can be realized if appropriate measures are taken to achieve the fundamental objectives of energy policy: safety, energy security, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy plays a key role in achieving all these objectives because they can contribute to energy independence, to reduction of oil and gas import and to reduction of greenhouse gas emission.

According to this new plan, the final energy demand should be saved as much as 50.3 billion liters (crude oil equivalent) at 2030. By sector, savings from transport will amount to 16,070 thousand kilo liters, followed by commercial at 12,260 thousand kilo liters, residential sector 11,600 thousand kilo liters and industry at 10,420 thousand kilo liters. Those figures indicate that 35% improvement of final energy intensity needs to be achieved from 2012 to 2030. And renewable electricity generation would be 237-252 TWh, and its share in total electricity generation would be 22-24% in 2030: solar PV 7.0%, wind 1.7%, biomass 3.7-4.6%, geothermal 1.0-1.1% and hydro 8.8-9.2%.

This outlook must be re-examined at least every three years and can be revised corresponding to the situation.

Related policies:Strategic Energy Plan (2014)

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