Regional Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency in Japan

An Application of Economic Analysis

  • Akihiro¬†Otsuka

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

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This book describes structural analysis methods for examining energy demand and energy efficiency that are important in formulating regional economic and environmental policies. Beginning with ways of ascertaining regional energy demand, it describes methods for developing energy efficiency indicators and their determinants. Fluctuations in regional energy demand are largely explained by analyzing variations in energy intensity, and there is a strong association between energy efficiency indicators and energy intensity. The energy efficiency indicator proposed is consistent with fluctuations in energy intensity and is highly accurate. According to the empirical analysis using this indicator, energy efficiency is high in regions where population concentration has risen, as typified by "compact cities." As such, the book highlights the need to increase regional energy efficiency, to achieve regional economic growth despite growing environmental constraints, and the importance of forming and developing clusters to this end. The book is a valuable resource for planners, researchers and government employees.


Japanese Energy Demand Japanese Energy Efficiency Dynamic Shift-share Analysis Stochastic Frontier Analysis Energy Analysis Japan Regional Energy Efficiency

Authors and affiliations

  • Akihiro¬†Otsuka
    • 1
  1. 1.Association Internl Arts ScienceYokohama City University YokohamaJapan

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47565-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47566-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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