Policy Research Domains (Adjacent Basic Research Areas) C. Compilation of Micro Panel Data on Firm Activities, Trade, Energy, and the Elderly; and Model Building and Operation

Research and Development for Next Generation Energy Statistics and for Analytical Systems of Supply and Demand Trends

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

KAINOU Kazunari

KAINOU Kazunari Fellow



2009 - 2010

General Energy Statistic for Fiscal Year 2005 and Energy Balances by prefectures for Fiscal 2006, both developed by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), are currently used as official statistics to provide a basis for national energy and environmental policies. However, in recent years, the government has launched new statistical research initiatives to develop statistics on energy consumption in the tertiary industry and statistics on automobile fuel consumption in the transportation sector, whereby a solid and reliable data foundation is being built to enable further improvement of estimation methods. Against this backdrop, RIETI will develop next-generation comprehensive energy statistics and a supply-demand analysis system for adoption in 2012 when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol ends.

May 19, 2009 -

Major Research Results