ETA Special Report : Japan’s Net-Zero Journey – a Story of Distraction and Unrealised Potential is developed by Energy Tracker Asia. According to the report, pursuing decarbonisation will not only be for the common good but will also help Japan solve many of its energy system’s inherent problems, including heavy import orientation, low energy self-sufficiency and high fossil fuel exposure.

However, the latest signs coming from the Japanese government’s policies and energy plans make the country’s net-zero goal look more and more distant. The country’s actions on the local and global energy stage are also concerning. Should Japan reconsider its priorities and cut out distractions, like hydrogen and coal and ammonia co-firing plants, the opportunities for a swift transition to a more resilient, sustainable and self-sufficient energy system is there.

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