Highlights of SIEW Energy Insights, Tokyo, 26 July 2016
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The topics discussed included:
- What are some of the “new realities” we see for the Japanese energy landscape and what could be the potential implications?
- What is the impact of oil prices being lower for longer? In particular, in your view how will this affect energy investments and security.
- How will Japan’s electricity market reform impact consumers and its power generation industry?
- Energy markets are becoming increasingly connected. What opportunities are there for collaboration between Japan and Asia?
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“After the earthquake, we learned the hard way that we are very much dependent on imported energy. Therefore we have to diversify the energy sources, diversify the suppliers, and yet achieve these 3Es plus safety of nuclear."
“The biggest new reality is the need to decarbonise the energy system. Japan is no exception but we have to do it after the Fukushima nuclear disaster."
Prof Tatsuo Masuda
“In Japan, we are currently focusing on energy reform, including the gas utility market and the power utility market.
This will be a game change that will bring many benefits.”