2030 Outlook for Energy Supply and Demand Japan 2015

Name of policy 2030 Outlook for Energy Supply and Demand Japan 2015
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
      • GHG reduction target
      Sector name
      • General
        • Electricity and heat
          Policy description This will greatly reduce the dependence on the nuclear power plants, which was approx. 30% before the Great East Japan Earthquake, to approx. 20 to 22%. Also, the base load rate consisting of hydropower, coal - fired thermal power, nuclear power, etc., will be approx. 56%.

          This will improve our energy self - sufficiency rate to approx. 24.3%, which has dropped greatly since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Also, CO2 emissions from energy sources will be 21.9% lower than the total GHG emissions in FY2013. (http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/pdf/0716_01a.pdf) Reduction of final energy by 50.3 billion liters (crude oil equivalent) in 2030 resulting in 326 billion liters (crude oil equivalent).

          Policy type
          • Changing activity
          • Energy efficiency
          • Renewables
          • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch4
          Policy stringency
          Implementation state Planned
          Date of decision 2015
          Start date of implementation 2015
          End date of implementation
          High impact GHG reduction
          Impact indicator

          Source or references http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2015/pdf/0716_01a.pdf
          Supports policies
          Is supported by policies
          Comments (background and assessment)
          Status Final

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