The Wind of Change: The Development of the Legal Framework for Japan's Offshore Wind Energy
Article from: OGEL 5 (2022), in Roundup of Articles
Japan has historically been a net-energy importer with a heavy reliance on foreign natural gas and crude oil for its primary energy resources, yet in recent years, the increasing concern for climate change and a call for a carbon neutral society have shifted the domestic energy policy to seek alternative energy sources, most notably offshore wind energy. In this article, the authors analyze the underlying factors of the development of offshore wind energy in Japan, and further consider the emerging themes from the recent legal reforms. The authors highlight that the two key policy ...