Japan’s renewable energy auctions are price-centred: IRENA

Japan is a country which relies mainly on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs. However, the events at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami have shifted energy policies towards greater renewables adoption. While a FiT scheme was launched earlier, this gave way to auctions in 2017, which have since the key policy instrument driving the Japan’s transition to renewables.

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