Features of development and support measures for renewable energy sources in Japan and the USA

Mikhail Berezkin1,2,Oleg Sinyugin1,3

1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia



Abstract. In the US, many private energy companies are implementing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as using renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. They aim to solve social problems through business by linking socially important issues to their own practices such as corporate philosophy, business strategies and environmental management. In Japan, in recent years, companies have focused on procuring needed zero-emission electricity from renewable energy sources (RES), in addition to efforts to improve energy conservation and energy efficiency.

Keywords: renewable energy sources, Japan, USA.


The article was prepared in accordance with the state budget theme “Geographical foundations of sustainable development of energy systems using renewable energy sources” (121051400082-4).


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