Energy Conservation Frontrunner Plan

Last updated: 5 November 2017

Within Japans May 2006 National Energy Strategy, the Energy Conservation Frontrunner Plan reinforces the national strategy to reduce petroleum consumption. Setting a target to improve energy efficiency by 30% relative to 2006 by 2030, the Japanese government pledges to establish a state-of-the-art energy supply-demand structure within a market of high prices that the government expects to endure for the medium to long-term. Beyond a sustained promotion of energy efficiency, the Japanese government pledges to optimise energy use by reducing oil dependence through improvements in the energy intensity of the oil-intensive transport sector. The Energy Conservation Frontrunner Plan sets a strategy to achieve this energy efficiency target, through strategic planning in both the medium- and long-term. It establishes a plan to develop energy conservation technology and the development and dissemination of a benchmarking approach, so that the energy conservation effect can be quantitatively verified. Based on this plan, the Energy Conservation Technology Strategy was formulated with the prospective target of recognising energy conservation technology as Japans source of industrial competitiveness in the world, and achieving the respected status of the "Worlds No.1 Country of Energy Conservation" by overcoming resource and environmental constraints by 2030.