4th Strategic Energy Plan Japan 2014

Name of policy 4th Strategic Energy Plan Japan 2014
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
      • Formal & legally binding energy efficiency target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Formal & legally binding renewable energy target
  • Policy support
    Sector name
    • Industry
      • Electricity and heat
        • Coal
        • Gas
        • Nuclear
        • Renewables
      • Buildings
        • Transport
          Policy description The Basic Energy Plan is a policy document formulated by the Government of Japan under the Basic Act on Energy Policy, which entered into force in June 2002. The plan presents the basic principles of Japan’s energy policy, namely, “safety,” “energy security,” “improving economic efficiency,” and “environment suitability,” and shows the basic direction of the energy policy. Since 2003, a new strategic energy plan has been developed every 3-4 years.

          METI's 4th Strategic Energy Plan (Basic Energy Plan), released in 2014 calls for nuclear energy to account for 20%-22% of power generation by 2030, with 22%-24% coming from renewable energy sources, while coal's share will be reduced to 26%, LNG's to 27% and oil's to just 3%.

          The report, by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), says that total energy demand in Japan will increase from 940 TWh in 2013 to 980.8 TWh in 2030.

          Policy type
          • Changing activity
          • Energy efficiency
          • Renewables
          • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch4
          Policy stringency
          Implementation state Implemented
          Date of decision 2014
          Start date of implementation 2014
          End date of implementation
          High impact GHG reduction
          Impact indicator


          Source or references 4th Strategic Energy Plan: http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/en/category/others/basic_plan/pdf/4th_strategic_energy_plan.pdf

          http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Plan-sets-out-Japans-energy-mix-for-2030-0306154.html

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

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