Renegotiating Japan's Energy Compact

Date

2016-09-27

Authors

Hughes, Llewelyn

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Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract

In this chapter, Hughes argues that Japan and Germany are taking divergent paths toward shifting the mix of fuels used in the energy system. This difference has emerged despite the similar goals announced by the German and Japanese governments of reducing the role of nuclear power in the energy mix, and increasing the role of renewable energy sources. Hughes argues that the structural power of Japan’s power utilities—while not absolute—has resulted in a slower uptake in the renewables, placing limits on Japan’s own energy transformation.

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Keywords

Renewable Energy, Liberal Democratic Party, Power Sector, Power Utility, Renewable Portfolio Standard

Citation

Hughes L. (2016) Renegotiating Japan’s Energy Compact. In: Hager C., Stefes C. (eds) Germany's Energy Transition. Palgrave Macmillan, New York

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Book chapter

Book Title

Germany's Energy Transition: A Comparative Perspective

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DOI

10.1057/978-1-137-44288-8_7

Restricted until

2037-12-31