Japan Renewable Energy

Japan—No 2050 100% commitment
Benchmark: 22-24% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030

Japan plans to achieve 22-24% renewable energy of its electricity generation by 2030. However, it doesn’t have any long-term renewable energy goals. For 5 years, it has used Feed-in Tariff policies to support the use of renewable energy.

The government introduced a plan to auction contracts for the construction of large-scale solar power plants in 2016. In addition, the government is considering introducing a zoning process to support the use of renewable energy in the future.

General Electric (GE) is planning to build 22 onshore wind power plants in Akita prefecture. Their capacity is expected to be 66MW, which can provide energy to about 40 thousand houses. They will start generating electricity in 2020.