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Electricity market liberalization key to Japan’s climate challenge
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Electricity market liberalization key to Japan’s climate challenge

Electricity market deregulation opens up significant potential for Japan to be a leader in developing an innovative 21st century electricity sector.

Authors

  • Pete Ogden
  • Ben Bovarnick

Fast on the heels of the historic international climate agreement reached in Paris this past December, Japan last month initiated an important domestic power market reform that could help get the country back on track to meet or beat its greenhouse gas emission reduction target. Electricity market deregulation opens up significant potential for Japan to be a leader in developing an innovative 21st century electricity sector that is critical to achieving the clean energy and climate goals it has committed itself to in the Paris Agreement. And it represents an opportunity to become a new pillar for U.S.-Japan cooperation in the energy and climate space.

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Authors

Pete Ogden

Senior Fellow

Ben Bovarnick

Research Assistant