Renewable Energy in Japan

  • Lila OkamuraEmail author
Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident revealed the vulnerability of Japan’s electricity supply system and triggered an awareness for the effectiveness of locally distributed energy systems. Although the Japanese government began adopting renewable energy policies in the 1970s, it was only after the feed-in tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy was launched in July 2012 that the introduction of renewable energy would genuinely gather pace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dokkyo UniversitySaitamaJapan

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