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 23, 2018
A trial for a unique new service to virtually "keep" surplus power temporarily...
May 10, 2018
Fujitsu Research Institute, a Japanese research and consulting company, announc...
May 7, 2018
Meguro City (Tokyo) announced on December 25, 2017, that it will purchase woody...
New Method for Generating Power and Heat from Weeds, and Potential Agricultural Uses
May 4, 2018
A new power generation method using weeds as fuel has been developed in Japan....
Japanese Researchers Achieve World's First Production of Hydrogen from Water and Visible Sunlight
Apr 12, 2018
With permission from Smart Japan, a news site providing the latest information...
Japan Adopts Basic Strategy to Realize Hydrogen-Based Society
Apr 8, 2018
The Japanese government formulated on Dec. 26, 2017, a basic strategy for promo...
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme
Mar 30, 2018
The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
Renewable Energy from Fukushima to be Used at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Mar 25, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Japan Meteorological Agency Providing Monitored Information on Ocean Acidification Worldwide
Mar 22, 2018
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on November 27, 2017, that it h...
Toyota Publishes Report on Hydrogen Use
Mar 19, 2018
As co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, Toyota Motor Corporation issued a statemen...
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Aims for Zero Emissions during Olympic Ceremonies by Using Carbon Credits
Mar 12, 2018
The Bureau of Environment of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Oct...
Japanese Ministry Announces Follow-up Results of Climate Adaptation Measures
Feb 11, 2018
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on October 11, 2017, that i...
World Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach New High in 2016
Jan 29, 2018
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the WMO an...

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