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.
Jul 18, 2018
What aspects of Fukushima's image should be updated, in what way, and from who...
Jul 15, 2018
Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in develop...
Jul 13, 2018
The Renewable Energy Institute, a public interested corporate foundation in Jap...
Communicating the Current State of Fukushima
Jul 8, 2018
How is the current situation in Fukushima being communicated today, and how ar...
Japan's Ministry of Environment Uses 'Nudge' Behavioral Science for Low Carbon Initiatives
Jul 6, 2018
Japan's Ministry of the Environment has been testing a new "nudge" policy appro...
Thoughts on Fukushima Today -
Jul 2, 2018
The Executive Committee of "Update Fukushima" on February 10, 2018, cohosted a...
Japanese Agency Analysis Shows Summer Warming and Drying in Arctic
Jun 18, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) reported on ...
'Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative
Jun 15, 2018
The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (Seikatsu Club) is a joint ass...
Global Warming Likely to Expand Radius of Gale Force Wind of Tropical Cyclones
Jun 11, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the University of ...
Scientists Succeed in Quantifying Arctic Ocean CO2 Uptake for the First Time
Jun 3, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Mete...
Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations
May 31, 2018
Japan's Basic Act on Energy Policy directs the government to draft a Basic (or...
TEPCO to Test New Service to Temporarily
May 23, 2018
A trial for a unique new service to virtually "keep" surplus power temporarily...
Fujitsu Research Institute Launches a Local Virtual Power Plant Initiative
May 10, 2018
Fujitsu Research Institute, a Japanese research and consulting company, announc...

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