Energy Policy

The “Basic Energy Plan” sets the foundation of Japan’s energy policy, with the first plan created in 2007 and has been regularly reviewed since then. In 2021, the Sixth Basic Energy Plan has been formulated, but it still emphasizes nuclear power and coal-fired thermal power, and does not take into account drastic demand reduction or social transformation.

FoE Japan is calling for a shift from dependence on nuclear power and fossil fuels to a 100% renewable energy society in a sustainable and community-based manner.


We protest against the adoption of the GX Decarbonization Power Supply Bill (a bundle of laws supporting nuclear power)


Open Letter: G7 countries must not leave room for fossil fuels, climate destruction


G7 NGO Press briefing on Climate Change and Energy – Voices from Global South


Statement on the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment – The Japanese government turns a blind eye to the climate crisis and the nuclear disaster


We oppose the “GX Promotion Bill” which creates an unclear flow of funds to nuclear power and large-scale emitters.


Petition letter regarding the Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo


Open Letter: Japan’s “Zero Emissions” strategy is a fallacy – Japan must support just and equitable transition from fossil fuels not “false solutions”


Press Release : Japan’s “Zero Emissions” strategy is a Greenwashing – 140 Civil society groups from 18 countries sent an open letter to G7 chair demanding support on swift, just and equitable transition from fossil fuels and not on “false solutions”


International Symposium: 3.11, 12 years on – Learn about Fukushima and the world today, create a nuclear free tomorrow