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Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables

Mar 31, 2017 ... vehicles, creates an ideal scenario for greater renewable energy investment. Six years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is at a turning point on energy policy. Its challenges are delineated by sluggish economic growth, a shrinking population and declining electricity ...


Japan's post-Fukushima Challenge - Implications from the German

Japanese policy. 2 Renewable Energy Policy in Japan Before Fukushima. Lacking significant domestic fossil fuel resources, Japanese energy policy has always been centered around .... Figure 1 Comparison of German energy sector transformation 2000-2010 with challenges faced by Japan in period 2009-. 2019; 1data ...

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Transforming the Electricity Portfolio

Energy Security Initiative at BROOKINGS. September 2014. Policy Brief 14-03. Transforming the. Electricity Portfolio. Lessons from Germany and. Japan in ... ship on topical issues in one or more of these broad research areas, with an emphasis on targeted policy .... 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in ...


Evaluating options for the future energy mix of Japan after the

Jan 29, 2013 ... The Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011 has increased social and political reluctance to embrace nuclear power in Japan ... economic (levelised cost of electricity, and energy security), environmental (greenhouse-gas emissions, .... future energy mixes for Japan in 2030 (National Policy Unit,. 2012).


Japan's Energy Security Challenges: the world is watching

Evaluating Japan's national energy strategy under the DPJ administration', Energy Policy (2011), p. 1865. 3 'Energy in Japan 2010', Agency for Natural Resources ... 10 Shigeru Sudo, 'Energy security challenges to Asian countries from Japan's viewpoint', in Antonio ..... prices due to the political unrest in the Middle East.'.

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Structure, agency and post-Fukushima nuclear policy: an Alliance

The Fukushima Daichii nuclear disaster has radically reshaped domestic Japanese energy .... transformed. In understanding Fukushima as an instrument of political change, Hay argues that it is important to understand how such crises are narrated and by whom (Hay 2002b). ... climate change and energy security threats.


Climate policies after Fukushima : three views

environmental regulation of the energy sector; and d) public attitudes to risk, especially ... Viewing this through a security of supply lens, Japan appears to have the ... markets. Japanese energy and climate policy. Pre-Fukushima, the promotion of nuclear power had a relatively-high priority in energy policy. By comparison ...


One year after Fukushima – Germany's path to a new energy policy

p. 2. 2. One year after Fukushima – A snapshot of the power supplies in. Japan today p. 2. 3. One year after Fukushima – Germany's new energy policy p. 2. 4. ... the political level as to the conditions under which a return to operation could be approved. ... other failures or incidents would cause substantial problems.


The Politics of Energy Efficiency in the Japanese Transportation Sector

energy efficiency goals—an important national prerogative for Japan after the 1970s oil shocks—with the political ... prior to political transformation also became a liability as the DPJ gained power. As a minority party, the ... ing in this area have focused on either energy security issues (Eguchi. 1980; Samuels 1983 ; Nemetz, ...


The Role of Narratives in Socio-Technical Transitions

ysis; nuclear energy; renewable energy; socio-political environment; structuration theory; sustainability .... prominent narratives in Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom have co-determined policy re- sponses with strong ... frame identical challenges in a different, sometimes even contradictory, way (Hermwille,. 2014, p . 39).


The Fukushima nuclear accident and its effect on global energy

Dec 20, 2012 ... c A radical shift in global nuclear policy seems to be unrealistic after Fukushima. a r t i c l e i n f o ... and long-term energy-security in Japan, resulting in crisis- driven, ad hoc energy policy and, because of ... This paper examines some of the short-term effects on global energy security following the accident.


Japan's Energy Conundrum

Japan's energy policy for over a century has sought to compensate for geographic and resource vulnerabilities while supporting economic growth. ... after World War II, by the early 1900s, Japan faced its second energy challenge: an increased need for oil—a resource ... pre-Fukushima 2003 Basic Energy Plan. Masakazu ...


Strategic Energy Plan

Apr 1, 2014 ... 8. Section 2. TEPCO's Fukushima Nuclear Accident and issues that become apparent around the time ..... 54. Section 5. Environmental arrangement of an environment for efficient and stable use of fossil fuels .... The current Strategic Energy Plan as the forth indicates Japan's new direction of energy policy.


Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Feb 16, 2017 ... TPP had been a centerpiece of the Obama Administration's policy of rebalancing U.S. economic ... After years of turmoil, Japanese politics has been relatively stable since the December 2012 election victory ... U.S.-Japan defense cooperation has improved and evolved in response to security challenges,.


G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting Kitakyushu Initiative on

May 2, 2016 ... Kitakyushu Initiative on Energy Security for Global Growth. Joint Statement. We, the Energy Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United. States, and the ... environment and safety (3E+S) is an ongoing challenge for all countries, be they producer or consumer states ...


Japan's 2014 Strategic Energy Plan: A Planned Energy System

May 11, 2017 ... 2.1. Key Assumptions and Drivers of Policy. The introductory section of the plan begins by laying out a wide array of potential threats and challenges facing Japan's energy system. The plan stresses the “harsh” environment threatening Japan's energy security and states that Japan faces a “fundamental.


Japan Faces Challenges of Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear

Some observers believe this shock will ultimately transform Japanese society - making what had been politically and ... traditional farm communities, the environment, and have concerns over food security. Despite the ... Electric Power . Company‟s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station after the disaster caused cooling ...


America's Rebalance toward Asia

Jan 17, 2013 ... Energy Security for the 21st Century: The Role of Nuclear Power after Fukushima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 .... Japanese policies to increase the participation of women in the workforce are a key element of Abe's restructur- ing and were repeatedly raised as important .... counter perceived security challenges.


Quantitative Analysis of Japan's Energy Security Based on Fuzzy

Aug 17, 2017 ... The Fukushima accident of March 2011 had great political, economic, and social impacts on Japan and marked a very important turning point in Japan's energy policy. As the accident has also greatly exposed the vulnerability of Japan's energy security, it is crucial to clarify the path that Japan should take to ...


Roadmap for EU-Japan S&T Cooperation

Oct 1, 2017 ... international challenges such as international security and climate change, Japan is in many ways one of ... In particular, Japan has developed stronger political cooperation with the EU and ... critical raw materials; and new cooperation possibilities in health, energy, environment and high energy physics );.