"Revisions to the Basic Hydrogen Strategy"：プロジェクト・エネルギープラクティスチーム
Revisions to the Basic Hydrogen Strategy
This newsletter describes recent developments in Japan to encourage the development and use of hydrogen as an energy source, including a summary of the revisions announced on June 6, 2023 to the Basic Hydrogen Strategy (the "New Basic Hydrogen Strategy") compared to the previous hydrogen strategies, together with a description of some trends we are seeing in relation to hydrogen production.
1. Japan's Hydrogen Strategy to Date
Japan has taken the lead in implementing proactive measures towards the development and utilization of hydrogen technology. This can be displayed in a couple of initiatives:
- Firstly, Japan was the world's first country to prepare a Basic Hydrogen Strategy, which the Government published in December 2017. According to the International Energy Agency's Global Hydrogen Review 2022, by 2022, 26 countries and regions around the world have followed Japan in adopting hydrogen strategies.
- In addition, Japan has hosted the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting (HEM) annually since 2018, with the fourth annual meeting held last year in September 2022.