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Japan energy markets outlook 2014 - overview

Japan energy markets outlook 2014 - overview

Report summary

In April 2014, Japan's Cabinet approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first official revision since 2009. While hard targets are noticeably missing from this new plan, the language used and topics addressed paint a picture of how Japan will move forward in its post-3.11 environment.

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  • Japan energy markets outlook 2014 - overview PDF - 949.92 KB 15 Pages, 6 Tables, 10 Figures
  • Japan.xls XLS - 820.50 KB


Due to their sensitivity to political events and the global economy, energy demand and trade remain extremely volatile. The rapidly changing cost environment for hydrocarbon production and renewable energy, combined with energy policy changes, means the fuel mix in energy markets can be unpredictable at best. Further complicating the outlook is the transition and pace of the energy-intensive developing world from industrial to services-based economic growth, supporting the growing need for power generation.

This Energy Markets Long Term Outlook report provides a multi-fuel supply and demand forecast supported by a breakdown of the key facts.

Companies involved in all sectors of the energy industry can use this long term outlook report to assess inter-fuel dynamics and market drivers for strategic planning and investment opportunities. Use it to understand supply and demand fundamentals across hydrocarbon and renewables.

Analysing 92 markets and providing comprehensive coverage of global energy supply and demand, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer extensive expertise and robust knowledge of the energy markets sector. We write detailed supply and demand forecasts across all fuels and sectors based on our objective, proprietary data.

Whether you want an independent outlook on the market or to screen for opportunities in new markets, we help you understand global energy dynamics so you can shape your corporate strategy with confidence.

  • Executive summary
    • Location map
  • Economic outlook
  • Demand
    • Economic drivers and energy demand
      • Recent political developments
      • The LDP has made great strides in consolidating its power, and the recent election of LDP-backed Yoichi Masuzoe as governor of Tokyo has only further strengthened the party's position. As the LDP has historically been a pro-business, pro-nuclear party, we expect both nuclear and energy policy to be clarified in the near future. Indeed, in February 2014, the government made public its commitment to support the return to nuclear power, officially negating the previous administration's policies to phase out nuclear power. This was a key move in formulating the new version of Japan's Strategic Energy Plan, which made public earlier this year.
    • Total primary energy demand
    • Energy intensity
    • Industrial and non-energy use
      • Key sub-sectors
      • Key fuels
      • Uncertainties
    • Transport
      • Factors affecting transport demand
      • Key fuels
    • Residential, commercial and agricultural
      • Key fuels
  • Policy and regulation

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Key facts (2005-2035)
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Economic outlook
    • Economic Indicators (2005-2035)
  • Demand
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Demand by sector (2005-2035)
    • Demand by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Electricity intensity comparison (2005-2035)
    • End-use intensity comparison (2005-2035)
    • Energy demand for industry and non-energy use (2005-2035)
    • Industrial energy mix (2005-2035)
    • Demand: Table 3
    • Demand: Image 6
    • Energy demand in the residential/commercial sector (2005-2035)
    • Demand: Image 7
    • Demand: Image 8
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key authorities
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