Japan has great expectations for a hydrogen society

Noriko Behling, Mark C. Williams, Shunsuke Managi

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Japan is implementing a long-term strategic energy policy that could transform the country into a "Hydrogen Society." The new policy started this year and is to be carried out over the next 30 years and beyond. The Hydrogen Society Policy consists of three phases of activities and goals, each phase covering about 10 years and overwrapping with the subsequent phases. During Phase 1, Japan will engage in large-scale commercialization of stationary fuel cells, fuel cell vehicles, and hydrogen refueling stations. The policy is a daring undertaking that no other country has ever attempted; indeed, it is Japan's desperate measure for desperate times. The driving factor for the country to embark on such a dramatic plan was the grave threat to the nation's economy, environment, and energy security caused by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. For the past 40 years, Japan depended on thermal power and nuclear energy. Since the 3.11, all nuclear power generation has been shut down-except for a two facilities that recently were restarted-forcing Japan to depend on thermal power almost entirely. As a result, the country's imports of foreign fuels soared, rapidly draining national wealth, increasing CO2 emissions, and lowering the country's energy self-sufficiency. This paper will examine the factors that drove Japan to implement the Hydrogen Society Policy, the concept of Japan's future hydrogen society, Phase 1 activities and their goals, the first-year government budget for Phase 1, and Japan's near term perspective of the economic returns from the Hydrogen Society Policy.

元の言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルFuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition 2015
編集者M. C. Williams
出版者Electrochemical Society Inc.
ページ1-12
ページ数12
エディション1
ISBN(電子版)9781607685395
DOI
出版物ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2015
イベントFuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition 2015 - Los Angeles, 米国
継続期間: 11 11 201511 16 2015

出版物シリーズ

名前ECS Transactions
番号1
71
ISSN(印刷物)1938-5862
ISSN(電子版)1938-6737

その他

その他Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition 2015
米国
Los Angeles
期間11/11/1511/16/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

これを引用

Behling, N., Williams, M. C., & Managi, S. (2015). Japan has great expectations for a hydrogen society. : M. C. Williams (版), Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition 2015 (1 版, pp. 1-12). (ECS Transactions; 巻数 71, 番号 1). Electrochemical Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1149/07101.0001ecst