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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyFY 2014 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has compiled the Preliminary Report on the FY 2014 Comprehensive Energy Statistics, based on the results of studies including a variety of energy-related statistics, and has compiled them to describe Japan’s energy supply and demand situation.

1. Highlights of the preliminary report

1) Trends in energy deman

Total energy consumption decreased by 2.7% from the previous year. The key factors in the decrease are as follows:

A decrease for four consecutive years because of progress in energy conservation etc.

  • Total energy consumption decreased for four consecutive years because of progress in energy conservation after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Regarding the breakdown by sector, energy conservation in the household sector was remarkable.

  • Regarding the breakdown by sector, the final energy consumption by the business sector, the household sector, and the transportation sector decreased by 2.1%, 4.1%, and 3.3% on a year-on-year basis, respectively. The percentage decrease for the household sector was the largest and can be attributed to a cool summer and a warm winter.

2) Trends in energy supply

The domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 3.8% from the previous year. The key factors in the decrease are as follows:

The operation of all nuclear power plants in Japan was suspended.

  • The ratio of the domestic supply of nuclear energy was zero due to the suspended operation of all nuclear power plants in Japan.

A shift in fuel from petroleum to gas and renewable energy has progressed.

  • Regarding the domestic supply of primary energy, the ratio of petroleum decreased by 1.4 percentage points on a year-on-year basis, while those of natural gas and renewable energy (including unused energy and hydro energy) increased by 1.1 percentage points and 0.6 percentage points on a year-on-year basis, respectively. The shift in fuel sources is progressing.
  • In this shift, regarding the fuel breakdown for power generation for business purposes, the ratio of petroleum decreased by 4.2 percentage points from the previous year, while those of natural gas (including town gas) and renewable energy (including unused energy and hydro energy) increased by 2.9 percentage points and 1.2 percentage points on a year-on-year basis, respectively. Trends in the shift in fuel were remarkable.

3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions

Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 3.6% from the previous year. The key factors in the decrease are as follows:

A decrease in emissions for the first time in five years because of the shift in fuel and the progress in energy conservation.

  • Emissions had increased for four consecutive years due to the influence of the suspension of the operation of nuclear power plants after the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, in FY 2014, it decreased by 3.6% from the previous year because of the shift in power-generating fuel from petroleum to gas and renewable energy and the progress in energy conservation.

Notes:

  1. This preliminary report has been compiled based on the preliminary values of relevant primary statistics, but the primary statistics may be revised in the future. Additionally, please note that some values in the statistics may be revised in the final report because some of the results are not yet available.
  2. In the reference material for this release, amounts of energy are expressed in units of energy (joules). To convert them into oil equivalents (kiloliters), multiply the amounts in petajoules (PJ=1 joule × 1015) in the references by 0.0258; the results will be in millions of kiloliters of oil equivalent (conversion to oil equivalent: 1 liter of crude oil = 9,250 kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1 MJ = 0.0258 liters).

2. The simplified table from the Preliminary Report on the FY 2014 Comprehensive Energy Statistics is available in Excel format on the ANRE website for your reference.

Release date

November 10, 2015

Division in charge

Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner’s Secretariat, ANRE

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