Japan's "Revolutionary Energy Strategy" on Efficiency and Renewable

● By Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz, Professor (Kyoju), Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo ● Japan has adopted a "Revolutionary Energy Strategy" on September 14, approved by the Cabinet the following week. The document (in Japanese) is available at the Prime Minister's website. Thommy Weiss / pixelio.de Most of the comment in Western media about this was on the section on nuclear power. But the second section of the document adopts a new concept of a "Green Energy Revolution", and it is maybe even more important than the nuclear issue. It has this to say about energy efficiency goals (see the table at the top of page 9): Japan wants to reduce electricity consumption (compared to 2010) by 2% in 2015, 5% in 2020, and 10% in 2030. And it wants to reduce primary energy use by 4% in 2015, 8% in 2020, and 19% in 2030. To achieve that goal, the strategy wants to replace all lighting with LED by 2030. And increase the number of fuel cells in private homes from 10.000 in 2010 to 5.3 million in 2030. The latter goal is seen as important for achieving a decentralized structure where electricity is generated at home ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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