Renegotiating Japan's Energy Compact

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    Abstract

    In this chapter, Hughes argues that Japan and Germany are taking divergent paths toward shifting the mix of fuels used in the energy system. This difference has emerged despite the similar goals announced by the German and Japanese governments of reducing the role of nuclear power in the energy mix, and increasing the role of renewable energy sources. Hughes argues that the structural power of Japan’s power utilities—while not absolute—has resulted in a slower uptake in the renewables, placing limits on Japan’s own energy transformation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGermany's Energy Transition: A Comparative Perspective
    Editors Carol Hager and Christoph H. Stefes
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages165-184
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781137442871
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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