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power, its future is uncertain.Japanese greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly as nuclear energyhas been replaced by gas and coal. Ambitious policies in the transport sector promotebattery electric and fuel cell vehicles. The introduction of feed-in tariffs favoured thebuild-up of non-residential solar photovoltaics. As part of its climate commitments,Japan aims to further expand the use of renewables, improve energy efficiency andrestart nuclear energy.
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Hughes, L. (2016). Japan: Dominated by Fukushima and Tackling Hard Problems in Decarbonisation. In Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition (pp. 70-75). Potsdam: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).
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