Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

The New National Energy Strategy was released in May 2006 which specified five featured fields as the focus for future energy security. This includes energy efficiency and conservation policy with specific measures, and a target of achieving 30% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Listed measures include: (1) Establishment a state-of-the-art energy supply-demand structure, with the aim to reduce oil dependence to less than 40% by 2030, from the current approximately 50%. Measures include to address this aim include: i) Energy Conservation Frontrunner Plan ii) Transport Energy for the Next Generation Plan iii) New Energy Innovation Plan iv) Nuclear Power National Plan (2) Comprehensive Strengthening of Resource Diplomacy and Energy and Environment Cooperation, including via: i) Comprehensive Strategy for Securing Resources ii) Asia Energy and Environment Cooperation Strategy (3) Enhancement of Emergency Response Measures such as the revision and strengthening of the oil stockpiling system and preparation of the emergency response system for natural gas. (4) Other: In order to promote cooperation between the public and private sectors, technological challenges to be solved by 2030 will be summarised in the energy technology strategy.

This record is superseded by:Basic Energy Plan (2014)

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