G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

Japan

Description: In 2006 the Government drafted the New National Energy Strategy to promote energy conservation measures; the strategy also included the Energy Conservation Frontrunner Plan. The target set in the plan is to further improve energy efficiency by at least 30% by 2030.
Following the Fukushima nuclear accident and the consequent drop in electricity capacity, the Government implemented an emergency plan ("Electricity supply-demand measures in summer time") to cover the power demand peak period seen during the summer months because of high air conditioning usage. Under the summer 2011 plan, electricity consumers had to reduce their consumption by 15%. Since then, this plan has been updated and implemented every year. Another plan has been published to overcome peak demand caused by space heating in winter.
National energy efficiency target: Improve energy efficiency by at least 30% by 2030.
Target year: 2030
Other target: The Government implemented an emergency plan (“Electricity supply-demand measures in summer time”) to cover the power demand peak period seen during the summer months because of high air conditioning usage. Under the summer 2011 plan, electricity consumers had to reduce their consumption by 15%. Since then, this plan has been updated and implemented every year.
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research