Japan’s energy transition
Japan is the third largest economy in the world. Japan aims at reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030 compared to 2013-levels and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. As part of Japan’s efforts to achieve their climate goals, the Japanese government has set targets of 10 gigawatt offshore wind capacity in 2030 and 30-45 gigawatt in 2040.
Cooperation between Danish and Japanese authorities
Japanese and Danish authorities cooperate on the deployment of offshore wind energy regulation through exchange of experience and knowledge sharing. Denmark contributes with expertise on framework conditions and regulatory practices that support cost reductions for society through competition among developers and limiting risks for investors. Expanding offshore wind energy production will be eased by ensuring that the electricity grid can take advantage of a variety of measures from activating flexible demand and production through market measures. Furthermore, it will enhance the transmission grid linking the windy regions with the consumption centres. These integration topics are covered in the Japanese-Danish government-to-government dialogue, which will also touch upon broader energy transition topics like hydrogen infrastructure, where Japan is a global leader.