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Cabinet Decision on the Basic Policy for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy

November 27, 2018

In line with the enforcement of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, which was established at the 196th ordinary session of the Diet, on November 27, 2018, the Cabinet approved the revision of the Basic Policy for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

1. Background

In line with the enforcement of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, on November 27, 2018, the Cabinet approved the revision of the Basic Policy for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, an effort necessary to position the new measures under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy in the Basic Policy for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy, which is the basic policy under Article 3 of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

2. Outline of the Basic Policy

The major measures under the Basic Policy are as follows:

  1. Status of the energy-conservation efforts in which businesses integrally or collaboratively engage
    In line with the new establishment of the System for Recognizing Collaboration Energy Conservation Plan and the System for Certified Management-Control Businesses, the Basic Policy is to stipulate provisions that require multiple businesses to improve the original unit of energy consumption through their integral or collaborative energy conservation efforts.
  2. Status of the efforts by consignors of goods and those by quasi-consignors of goods
    The Basic Policy is to stipulate energy conservation efforts in which “consignors” of goods should engage, a provision in line with the addition of businesses and other entities, regardless of the ownership of the target goods, that determine means and other methods of transportation under contract or other conditions into the scope of consignors of goods who should engage in energy conservation efforts. The Basic Policy is also to stipulate energy conservation efforts in which “quasi-consignors” should engage, e.g., appropriate designation of the date and time of arrival of specific goods, which is a new provision in line with the new definition of consignees of goods as quasi-consignors under the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

Division in Charge

Energy Efficiency Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy