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.


Webinar: The EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) and its impact on Japan: To prevent deforestation caused by biomass energies(May 31, 2024)


Global criticism against Japan’s CO2 export plan rising – Global petition submitted to demand Japan not to export CO2


Briefing: What is the CCS Business Act? Why is it Problematic?


Joint Statement: Prime Minister Kishida should cooperate with the US and the Philippines for true decarbonization


Press release: CSO demands both the Japanese and Malaysian government not to promote CCS – Exporting CO2 from Japan to Malaysia is Carbon Colonialism


Briefing Note: Japan’s CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) Policy


[Press Release] Asia-Pacific Civil Society Groups Submit an Open Letter to Prime Minister Kishida Before the ASEAN-Japan Special Summit and Organized an Asia-wide Action: Japan should seize the “Golden Opportunity” to phase out fossil fuels


[Event]From Gas and Coal to Renewable Energy! The Light Night Event for a Brighter Future


Press release: Activists at COP28 call on Japan to end financing for fossil fuels