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Agency for Natural Resources and Energy FY 2014 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has released a revised report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2014, based on the analysis of a variety of energy-related statistics.

1. Highlights of the revised report

1) Demand trends

The overall final energy consumption decreased by 3.2 % year-on-year. Highlights are as follows:

Decrease for four consecutive years due to the further dissemination of energy saving efforts
  • Final energy consumption decreased for the fourth consecutive year due to the further implementation of energy saving efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake, climate conditions and other factors.
Decrease in all sectors
  • Regarding the breakdown by sector, the final energy consumption by the business sector, the household sector, and the transportation sector decreased by 3.0%, 3.8%, and 3.4% on a year-on-year basis, respectively, due to economic stagnation and a cooler summer and warmer winter compared to the last seasons.

2) Supply trends

The domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 4.5% overall, on a year-on-year basis. Highlights are as follows:

Shutdown of all nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear energy accounted for zero percent of the energy supply since all nuclear power plants had been shut down.
Further progress in shifting from petroleum to gas and renewable energy
  • Regarding the shares of energy sources for domestic usage, the share of petroleum decreased by 1.3 percentage points from the previous year, while that of natural gas increased by 1.0 point and that of renewable energy, including hydropower, increased by 0.5 points from the previous year.
  • Regarding the fuel composition of commercial power generation, the share of petroleum decreased by 4.1 percentage points from the previous year, while that of natural gas, including city gas, increased by 2.8 percentage points and that of renewable energy, including hydropower, increased by 1.1 percentage points, showing a noticeable shift in energy sources.

3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions

Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 3.7 percentage points on a year-on-year basis. Highlights are as follows:

Decrease in carbon dioxide emissions for the first time in five years due to the further Implementation of energy saving efforts
  • Carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing for four consecutive years due to the impact of the shutdown of all nuclear power plants after the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, the overall emissions decreased from the previous year (having marked a record high) because of: the shifting of power generation resources from petroleum to gas and renewable energy; the enhancement of highly-efficient coal-fired power generation; the further implementation of energy saving efforts; climate conditions; and other factors.

Note: Energy volume data shown in the references on the following pages use energy units measured in joules. Oil equivalent kl data (in 1 million kl) is derived from the PJ data (PJ [petajoule]: 1015 joules) as shown herein multiplied by 0.0258. (Oil equivalence: 1 liter oil = 9,250kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1MJ = 0.0258 liters)

2. Statistics table available on the website

The Table of the FY 2014 General Energy Statistics (Energy Balance Table) in editable Excel format is available on the ANRE website for your reference:

Release date

April 15, 2016

Division in Charge

Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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