Energy / Climate Change

October 4, 2007


Japan Establishes Center to Support Energy Conservation in Asia

Keywords: Energy Conservation Government 

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) announced on June 18, 2007 that it had established and administers the Asia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Collaboration Center (AEEC) with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed the center at the Second East Asia Summit (EAS) in Cebu Island, the Philippines, in January 2007. The proposal for Energy Efficiency and Conservation contained in Japan's Cooperation Initiative for Clean Energy and Sustainable Growth was adopted unanimously at the EAS.

With a rapid increase in energy demand, Asian countries have the urgent need to secure a stable supply of energy and conserve the environment. Energy conservation is an effective solution for both problems. Since being established in 1978, the ECCJ has been engaging in technical assistance and technology transfers to developing countries in terms of energy efficiency and conservation, also while playing a central role in promoting energy conservation technologies in Japan.

Aiming to take a leading part in networking energy conservation centers in Asia, the AEEC will collect and provide information useful for the promotion of energy conservation in Asia. The center will also provide information on Japanese laws, subsidies and other programs for energy conservation and how they are implemented, as well as the best energy-saving practices of Japanese factories and office buildings.

Posted: 2007/10/04 11:45:31 AM
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