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Japan ratifies IRENA's Treaty

On July, 1st 2010, Japan has deposited its instrument of ratification at the Depositary.


IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

Agency to present grid integration solutions that can support the rapid scale up of variable renewable energy in G20 power systems.


Renewable energy auctions in Japan: Context, design and results

As Japan moves away from nuclear power plants, it has turned to renewables to diversify its energy mix. Auctions have emerged as a key policy tool for the transition.

  • January 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Japan




Unlocking Geothermal Potential in Japan Through Small-scale Generation

Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster the Japanese government introduced new policies to accelerate geothermal power plant deployment.



Japan’s international renewables leadership can help it scale-up domestic market

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin discusses the era of renewable energy diplomacy and Japan’s place within a global energy sector undergoing a rapid transformation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Taro Kono. 


Renewable Energy and Electricity Interconnections for a Sustainable Northeast Asia

This report, a joint study between IRENA and the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), provides new perspectives on the interconnection potential in Northeast Asia and valuable insights for policy makers and key stakeholders.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English