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Journal of Energy
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4107614, 13 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4107614
Review Article

Japan’s 2014 Strategic Energy Plan: A Planned Energy System Transition

Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Jeffrey B. Kucharski

Received 13 February 2017; Accepted 11 May 2017; Published 12 June 2017

Academic Editor: Umberto Desideri

Copyright © 2017 Jeffrey B. Kucharski and Hironobu Unesaki. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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