Law Concerning the Promotion of Development and Introduction of Oil Alternative Energy (Law No. 71 of 1980)
Oil Alternative Energy is defined in this law as following:
- Energy other than fossil fuel used for burning (as provided by Ministerial Order by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry);
- Energy other than heat that derives from fossil fuel, expect the above; and
- Energy converted from the heat produced by burning of fossil fuel.
Under the Law, the New Energy Development Organisation (NEDO; from 1988, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation) was established in October 1980. In 2003, NEDO was reorganised as an Incorporated Administrative Agency.