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Report by the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee, the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy

The Fundamental Issues Subcommittee, the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy which was formed to provide advice to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry toward the establishment of a new Basic Energy Plan for Japan, released a report summarizing the major issues.

  1. In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear accident, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) needs to totally review the current Basic Energy Plan and start discussions on developing a new version in cooperation with the Energy and Environment Council, which is formulating an "Innovative Strategy for Energy and the Environment."

    Toward this goal, METI established the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy for balanced collection of opinions from a broad perspective. The Subcommittee has held seven sessions for deliberation since October 3.

  2. The Subcommittee compiled and released a summary report, which describes major issues it has discussed through these sessions.

  3. Using this summary report as a basis for a full-dress discussion, the Subcommittee will proceed to deeper consideration early in the next year with the presentation of possible energy mix scenarios slated for around the next spring.

Reference

Major discussion points toward the establishment of a new “Basic Energy Plan for Japan” (PDF:306KB)PDF File Updated on January 26, 2012

Release Date

December 20, 2011

Division in Charge

Energy Strategy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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