Country:Japan
Year:2009
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring
Policy Target:Industry>Light Manufacturing, Industry, Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction
Description:

In 2009, revisions to the Energy Conservation Act were made to establish new national energy efficiency benchmarks for selected sectors. Energy Conservation Law: Sectoral benchmarks: Establishes targets at the energy efficiency level (as judged by selected benchmarking indicators) of the best performing companies (top 10%–20%) in each subsector. Sectors covered include iron and steel, cement, and thermal power plants, pulp-papers, petroleum refinery, petrochemicals and soda chemicals. Other benchmarks are under development. Indicators are based on energy intensity, etc. (for example, energy consumed/crude steel production). These sectoral benchmarks were established to prove achievement of specified energy efficiency level, because the more energy efficiency is improved, the more difficult is is to continue to reduce energy intensity by 1% or more each year. The sectoral benchmarks are set at the energy efficiency level of the best performing companies (top 10%–20%) in each subsector. Companies in these subsectors are obligated to report every year on the status of their performance in relation to the benchmarking indicators, in addition to the ratio of energy intensity reductions and implementation of energy management systems, as previously required.

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