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The Cabinet Approves the FY 2018 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2019)

June 7, 2019

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

The Annual Report on Energy (also known as the “Energy White Paper”) overviews the measures on energy that the Government of Japan conducted in the previous fiscal year, which is submitted to the Diet pursuant to Article 11 of the Basic Act on Energy Policy (Act No. 71 of 2002).
On June 7, 2018, the Cabinet approved the Energy White Paper 2019, and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby publicizes the details.

Outline of the Energy White Paper 2019

Each year, the Energy White Paper describes the energy trends and the status of measures taken for energy supply and demand for the previous fiscal year. In addition to this, this year’s paper introduces the following.

(1) Progress in Fukushima’s Reconstruction

(2) Global warming countermeasures and energy policy based on the Paris Agreement

(3) Efforts to cope with recent disasters and strengthen resilience

In addition, the White Paper 2019 also describes the trends in energy supply and demand and the outline of FY2018 energy measures that Japan achieved.

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Research and Public Relations Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy