Energy / Climate Change

Japan's energy policies have been in flux since the huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 shook the very foundations of Japan’s energy supply. All nuclear plants were shut down, and power generation from fossil fuels skyrocketed. Business and local initiatives gave renewables a huge boost. Now talk of restarting nuclear plants is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, we need to address climate change, brought on by overuse of fossil fuels. Read here for updates on energy- and climate-related efforts by governments, industry and citizens.
 
May 15, 2017
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In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we show the current status of renewable e...
 
May 9, 2017
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The Nanyo Company Club of Nanyo Senior High School in Kyoto was awarded a Speci...
 
May 4, 2017
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) issued its first green bonds on November 24...
 
 
Japan Announces its Assistance Initiatives for Climate Action Plans in Developing Countries
Apr 25, 2017
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The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced "Japan's Assistance Initiat...
 
Kobe City to Start Test Production of Biofuels from Coffee Grounds
Apr 8, 2017
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Kobe City, Starbucks Coffee Japan and Kindai University announced, on December ...
 
 
Returnees in Tohoku, Japan, still Suffering after Evacuation Order Lifted
Apr 3, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
Detailed Plans Begin in Fukushima on World's Largest (Carbon-Free) Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Project
Jan 15, 2017
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The Government of Japan is promoting the "Fukushima Concept for a New Energy S...
 
 
Fujitsu ICT Contributes to Approximately 40 Million-Ton Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dec 19, 2016
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Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment and services pr...
 
Renewable  Energy Hopes and Hurdles Amid Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Market
Dec 13, 2016
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In April 2016, Japan woke up to a fully liberalized electricity market. All co...
 
 
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan
Dec 13, 2016
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Japan was four days late to ratify the Paris Agreement, which meant that its nam...
 
Hamamatsu City Making Strides toward Energy Self-Sufficient Smart City
Dec 10, 2016
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Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
 
 
Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident
Nov 24, 2016
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Duff Figgy Some Rights Reserved. Over five-and-a-half years have passed since ...
 
Energy Innovation Strategy to Aim at Strong Economy and CO2 Reduction
Nov 6, 2016
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On April 18, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry laid out th...
 
 
 

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