Japan: Dominated by Fukushima and Tackling Hard Problems in Decarbonisation

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    Japan’s energy policy remains dominated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011. While the government continues to be committed to nuclear power, its future is uncertain. Japanese greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly as nuclear energy has been replaced by gas and coal. Ambitious policies in the transport sector promote battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. The introduction of feed-in tariffs favoured the build-up of non-residential solar photovoltaics. As part of its climate commitments, Japan aims to further expand the use of renewables, improve energy efficiency and restart nuclear energy
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe G20 and its Role in Global Energy Governance
    Editors Sybille Roehrkasten, Sonja Thielges, Rainer Quitzow
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherInstitute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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