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.
Aug 8, 2017
Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP) announced on April 25, 2017, the...
Jul 27, 2017
The JKSK Yui-Yui Project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
Jul 24, 2017
Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) re...
Test to Stabilize Wind Power Output Using Compressed Air Energy Storage Gets Underway in Japan
Jul 19, 2017
A team of engineers from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development O...
Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in FY2015 Fall to FY2010 Levels, Conservation and Renewables Cited as Contributors
Jun 28, 2017
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on December 6, 2016, prelimi...
Japanese City Formulates Comprehensive Strategy to Promote Safe, Sustainable Hydrogen Use
Jun 11, 2017
The city of Kamisu in northeastern Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture announced on Mar...
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan
May 15, 2017
In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we show the current status of renewable e...
High School Students Win Special Award for Developing Carbon-Offsetting Products
May 9, 2017
The Nanyo Company Club of Nanyo Senior High School in Kyoto was awarded a Speci...
First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day
May 4, 2017
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
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
Kobe City, Starbucks Coffee Japan and Kindai University announced, on December ...
Returnees in Tohoku, Japan, still Suffering after Evacuation Order Lifted
Apr 3, 2017
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
The Government of Japan is promoting the "Fukushima Concept for a New Energy S...

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