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.
Jan 15, 2017
The Government of Japan is promoting the "Fukushima Concept for a New Energy S...
Dec 19, 2016
Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment and services pr...
Dec 13, 2016
In April 2016, Japan woke up to a fully liberalized electricity market. All co...
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan
Dec 13, 2016
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
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
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
On April 18, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry laid out th...
Research Institutes Collaborate to Create Global Map of CO2 Emissions from Soil
Oct 23, 2016
The Japanese Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute announced on March...
Offshore Wind Farms Installed Soon in Japan Sea, while Geothermal, Biomass Rise in Akita
Sep 26, 2016
Projects are underway to construct offshore wind farms at three sites off the ...
Renewable Energy on the Rise in Japan: 100 Self-sufficient Municipalities, Oita Largest Prefectural Supplier by Self-sufficiency Ratio
Sep 4, 2016
As more renewable sources are added to the electricity grid in Japan, the rati...
Japan's Environment Ministry Announces Proposals for Reducing GHG Emissions
Aug 26, 2016
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) of Japan announced on February 28, 2016, a p...
Railway Station to Set Industry Precedent by Procuring Power from Solar and Hydrogen
Aug 21, 2016
Hydrogen as an energy source has been gathering increasing attention. In sprin...
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan
Aug 14, 2016
Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...

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