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.
Dec 10, 2016
Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
Nov 24, 2016
Duff Figgy Some Rights Reserved. Over five-and-a-half years have passed since ...
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...
Japan's New Energy Strategies: Long-Term Initiatives toward 2030 and 2050 to be Conducted by Ministries
Aug 11, 2016
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Cabinet Office of J...
Demonstration of Japan's Hydrogen Energy Project at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to Show Future of Low-Carbon Communities
Aug 3, 2016
The Japanese government is promoting technological development to emphasize th...
Fukushima Renewable Future Fund Established to Build Brighter Future
Jul 27, 2016
The Fukushima Renewable Future Fund was established on February 4, 2016, to ser...
Marché Events Held to Promote Effective Geothermal Power Use
Jul 16, 2016
A Japanese committee called the Chinetsu Marché Executive Committee held the Ch...

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