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24 November, 2020

Japan’s Energy Supply and Demand in Fiscal 2019 Shows CO2 Emissions Down for Sixth Year in a Row

On November 18, the Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE), under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), announced results for Japan’s energy supply and demand in fiscal 2019 (preliminary report), which ended on March 31, 2020.

Final energy consumption was 12,959 petajoules (PJ), down 2.0 percent from the previous year. The total domestic supply of primary energy was 19,104 PJ, falling 3.1 percent. Fossil fuel consumption decreased for the sixth consecutive year, while non-fossil energy use (including renewable energies and nuclear energy) expanded for the seventh year in a row. Nuclear power had increased every year since domestic nuclear plants were first restarted in FY15 after being shut down in March 2011, but fell in FY19 by 3.2 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, renewable energies grew by 7.6 percent, the smallest such increase in the last several years. Total generated electricity stood at 1,277 TWh, declining 2.2 percent from the previous year. Non-fossil power sources accounted for 24.2 percent of t...more
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