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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyEstablishment of Subcommittee for Reforming Systems Related to Introduction of Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is to establish a new council, the Subcommittee for Reforming Systems Related to Introduction of Renewable Energy to have specialized discussions for the reconsideration of systems related to renewable energy.

1. Purpose of establishment

It is necessary to consider the ideal systems that would enable the promotion of the further introduction of renewable energy while responding to various issues that have been recently becoming obvious in order to realize the ideal energy supply and demand structure for 2030, as described in the Long-term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook (promulgated in July 2015), which was approved pursuant to the Strategic Energy Plan (approved in April 2014).

Accordingly, METI is to establish the new council (the Subcommittee for Reforming Systems Related to Introduction of Renewable Energy), which consists of experts in fields related to renewable energy, such as law, economics, and electric power systems, under the Strategic Policy Committee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy in order to consider measures to be taken by the government.

Basic policies under discussion
The following goals have been formulated with a view to the sustainable introduction and spread of renewable energy toward the realization of Japan’s energy mix for 2030 (a ratio of renewable energy of 22% to 24% for 2030):

  • Establishment of a mechanism that enables the well-balanced spread of the introduction of renewable energy
  • Establishment of a mechanism that enables the introduction of renewable energy, while minimizing the public burden
  • Establishment of a mechanism that enables fair, efficient transactions and distribution for renewable energy leveraged with the outcomes from the electricity system reform.

2. Outline of the first meeting of the Subcommittee for Reforming Systems Related to Introduction of Renewable Energy

Date: September 11 (Fri.), 2015, 9:30-12:00
Venue: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Annex)
Subjects of discussion:
(1) Current situations and issues related to the promotion of the introduction of renewable energy
(2) Other subjects
See Appendix for the list of subcommittee members.

Appendix

List of subcommittee members(PDF:39KB) PDF File

Release date

September 4, 2015

Division in Charge

  • Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Commissioner’s Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
  • New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department

Related Information

Renewable Energy

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