One of Japan’s nuclear power plants guarded by police officers wearing face masks

Japan’s growing concern about energy security

  • The Japanese government unveiled its latest version of the country’s Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)
  • The 2014 SEP focused on reducing Japan’s dependence on nuclear and fossil-burning power, and expanding renewables
  • Four years later, the SEP’s newest iteration takes into account new parameters that affect the country’s energy position

Japan imports more than 90 percent of the energy it uses. No other major industrial nation is as dependent on the outside world for this critical resource. The economic and security implications of this fact are weighty for Japan, as are the consequences of the strategies that it chooses for assuring its energy supplies in the coming decades. In ways, Japan’s example may provide useful cues to other countries as well, as they recast their energy policies to adjust to the changing conditions.

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 Urs Schoettli
The plan repeatedly stresses the vulnerability of Japan’s energy supply
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What's inside
  • The Japanese government unveiled its latest version of the country’s Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)
  • The 2014 SEP focused on reducing Japan’s dependence on nuclear and fossil-burning power, and expanding renewables
  • Four years later, the SEP’s newest iteration takes into account new parameters that affect the country’s energy position
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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