2030 Outlook for Energy Supply and Demand Japan 2005

Name of policy 2030 Outlook for Energy Supply and Demand
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Japan
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Energy security
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • Energy efficiency target
      • Political & non-binding energy efficiency target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Political & non-binding renewable energy target
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      Policy description "Based on the Strategic Energy Plan, the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook presents the ideal structure of energy supply and demand that can be realized if appropriate measures are taken based on the fundamental direction of energy policies by envisioning policy objectives to be achieved on safety, energy security, economic efficiency, and environment, which are the basic ideas of the policies.

      "Based on the policies stipulated in the Strategic Energy Plan, which the Cabinet approved in April 2014, METI established the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Subcommittee under the Strategic Policy Committee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy in order to consider a future vision of a realistic, yet well-balanced energy supply and demand structure. So far, a total of 11 meetings on these matters have been held.

      "METI has approved the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook based on the report compiled by the subcommittee."

      The energy and demand outlook for 2030 serves as de facto energy efficiency and renewable energy targets. For renewable energy, it is described that Japan will aim to increase the share of renewables in total electricity generation to 22-24% by 2030. For energy efficiency, it is described that Japan will aim to reduce its final energy use by about 10%, from 361 million kl crude oil equivalent (coe) in 2010 to 326 million kl coe in 2030.

      Japan's INDC is developed based on this Long-Term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook.

      (Source: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/0716_01.html)

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch4
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Superseded
      Date of decision 2005
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation 2015
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/0716_01.html (press release)

      http://www.meti.go.jp/press/2015/07/20150716004/20150716004_2.pdf (document, in Japanese) http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/Japan/1/20150717_Japan's%20INDC.pdf (INDC submission to the UNFCCC, in which key figures of the Outlook are presented)

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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