Country:Japan
Year:2008
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
URL:http://www.meti.go.jp/english/newtopics/data/pdf/031320CoolEarth.pdf
Description:

This is Japan’s national energy technology strategy that sets out the innovative and essential technologies to be developed and promoted toward the year of 2050. The development of innovative technology is essential in achieving the long-term target of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from the current levels under Cool Earth 50, proposed in May 2007. Based on awareness of this issue, an investigative commission comprising key intellectual figures, organized under Akira Amari, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, announced the Cool Earth Innovative Energy Technology Program. The commission selected 21 innovative technologies whose development and deployment should be prioritised to achieve the target. In the program, roadmaps with an outlook extending to around 2050 were prepared along with examinations on the effectiveness of the technologies and measures toward dissemination. In addition, the Program aims to strengthen international co-operation to accelerate innovative technology R&D, through existing international frameworks such as the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) and APP on clean coal; GNEP and GIF on nuclear; IPHE on fuel cells and IEA implementing agreements generally as well as through exploring new areas for cooperation.

Technologies included are:

  • High efficiency natural gas and coal fired power generation
  • Intelligent transport system, fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrid/electric vehicles
  • Innovation to increase efficiency of industrial processing and materials production
  • Innovation in iron and steel-making
  • High-efficiency housing and building technologies, as well as lighting technologies
  • Stationary fuel cells
  • High-efficiency heat pumps
  • Highly efficient information device and systems
  • High-performance power storage systems
  • HEMS/BEMS and local-level Energy Management Systems

The full report and technology roadmap are available, in English, at: www.meti.go.jp/english/newtopics/data/pdf/CE_RoadMap.pdf www.meti.go.jp/english/newtopics/data/pdf/031320CoolEarth.pdf

 

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