This country study and accompanying data sheet compile publicly available information on G20 subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power) in Japan in 2016 and 2017. It is a background paper to the report G20 coal subsidies: tracking government support to a fading industry and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of such subsidies as part of a wider global energy transition.
Research reports and studies
Alex Doukas and Leo Roberts
Japan’s public finance institutions are still among the world’s largest providers for coal-fired power plants