Energy Policy

Hamamatsu City Making Strides toward Energy Self-Sufficient Smart City

December 10, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Hamamatsu City Making Strides toward Energy Self-Sufficient Smart City

Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
 
Energy Innovation Strategy to Aim at Strong Economy and CO2 Reduction

November 6, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Energy Innovation Strategy to Aim at Strong Economy and CO2 Reduction

On April 18, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry laid out th...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Announces Proposals for Reducing GHG Emissions

August 26, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Announces Proposals for Reducing GHG Emissions

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) of Japan announced on February 28, 2016, a p...
 
Japan's New Energy Strategies: Long-Term Initiatives toward 2030 and 2050 to be Conducted by Ministries

August 11, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Japan's New Energy Strategies: Long-Term Initiatives toward 2030 and 2050 to be Conducted by Ministries

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Cabinet Office of J...
 
Local Governments in Japan are Entering Power Retail Business as Country Shifts to Locally Produced Renewable Energy

May 5, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Local Governments in Japan are Entering Power Retail Business as Country Shifts to Locally Produced Renewable Energy

A new movement is spreading across Japan that could change the country's exist...
 
Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

April 25, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

Miyama City, Fukuoka Prefecture, announced on October 30, 2015, that its MIYAMA...
 
New Power Companies Soar in Japan in 2014, Increase of 1.8 times from 2013

November 28, 2015

Energy Policy

 

New Power Companies Soar in Japan in 2014, Increase of 1.8 times from 2013

Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. announced on August 27, 2015, the results of a survey...
 
MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

July 3, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) foresees that by implementing effective measu...
 
Minamisoma Releases Non-Nuclear Power Declaration, Targeting 64% Self-Supplied Power by 2020

June 27, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Minamisoma Releases Non-Nuclear Power Declaration, Targeting 64% Self-Supplied Power by 2020

Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture became the first city in Japan to rele...
 
Japanese Corporate Network Calls for More Ambitious GHG Reduction Target

June 6, 2015

Energy Policy

 

Japanese Corporate Network Calls for More Ambitious GHG Reduction Target

Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP), a Japanese corporate network t...
 
Shimokawa Town, Hokkaido: Establishing an Energy-Sustainable Small Town Management Model with Local Forest Resources (Part 1)

April 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

Shimokawa Town, Hokkaido: Establishing an Energy-Sustainable Small Town Management Model with Local Forest Resources (Part 1)

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) worked on its Local Well-Being Project since Ap...
 
Tokyo Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Ratio to 20% by 2024

April 10, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Ratio to 20% by 2024

The Tokyo Metropolitan area consumes huge amounts of electricity and energy to...
 
Nagano Becomes 70% Energy Self-Sufficient, Targeting Future Happiness

March 12, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Nagano Becomes 70% Energy Self-Sufficient, Targeting Future Happiness

Nagano Prefecture of Japan announced in November 2014 that the power generatio...
 
Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

January 24, 2015

Newsletter

 

Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

As JFS reported in an article released on November 3, 2014, Japan's power comp...
 
90% of Public Comments on Strategic Energy Plan Call For 'Nuclear-Free Japan'

December 23, 2014

Energy Policy

 

90% of Public Comments on Strategic Energy Plan Call For 'Nuclear-Free Japan'

On April 11, 2014, the Cabinet of Japan approved a national Strategic Energy P...
 
Community and Locally-led Renewable Energy Projects Highlighted in Renewables Japan Status Report 2014

September 21, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Community and Locally-led Renewable Energy Projects Highlighted in Renewables Japan Status Report 2014

Based on the Renewables Japan Status Report 2014 published by the Institute of ...
 
Tokyo Steps up Expansion of Renewable Energy Usage toward 2020 Olympics

September 3, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo Steps up Expansion of Renewable Energy Usage toward 2020 Olympics

Toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Tokyo Metropolitan Government's (TMG) prop...
 
Tokyo Releases Japan's First Solar Potential Map

June 26, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo Releases Japan's First Solar Potential Map

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government released in March 2014 the Tokyo Solar Potent...
 
METI Allocates Part of FY2014 Draft Budget to Promote Smart Energy Consumption

April 29, 2014

Energy Policy

 

METI Allocates Part of FY2014 Draft Budget to Promote Smart Energy Consumption

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) revealed on March 24, 20...
 
Japanese Municipalities are Passing Basic Ordinances to Promote Community-Led Renewable Energy Development

February 18, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Municipalities are Passing Basic Ordinances to Promote Community-Led Renewable Energy Development

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, local governments across J...
 
Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Lays out Steps for a Nuclear-free Japan

February 13, 2014

Nuclear Power

 

Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Lays out Steps for a Nuclear-free Japan

The Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy (CCNE), a citizens group advocating ...
 
Hyogo Public Enterprises Agency to Develop Solar Arrays on Dam Faces

December 8, 2013

Renewable Energy

 

Hyogo Public Enterprises Agency to Develop Solar Arrays on Dam Faces

The Hyogo Public Enterprises Agency announced in April 2013 the outline of a di...
 
Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

November 12, 2013

Newsletter

 

Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

This update on nuclear energy policy issues in Japan follows our most rece...
 
Hamamatsu City Draws Up Energy Vision Targeting 20% Power Self-Sufficiency Rate

September 23, 2013

Energy Policy

 

Hamamatsu City Draws Up Energy Vision Targeting 20% Power Self-Sufficiency Rate

Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan, an ordinance-designa...
 
Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

September 17, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

The Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced on April 10, 2013, that it had star...
 
 Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

July 16, 2013

Newsletter

 

Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

In JFS Newsletter No. 126 (February 2013), we reported on the state of energy...
 
Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Established, Aiming at Fundamental Reform of Nuclear Energy Policy

July 6, 2013

Nuclear Power

 

Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Established, Aiming at Fundamental Reform of Nuclear Energy Policy

The Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy (CCNE) was established on April 1...
 
Japanese Research Institute Simulates Biofuel Policy Impact on Crop Prices

June 13, 2009

Energy Policy

 

Japanese Research Institute Simulates Biofuel Policy Impact on Crop Prices

The Policy Research Institute Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...
 
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