Renewable Energy

Bringing Shared Visions to Community Reconstruction

July 27, 2017

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Bringing Shared Visions to Community Reconstruction

The JKSK Yui-Yui Project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
NEDO Releases First Web-Based Integrated Wind Information System 'NeoWins' for Supporting Offshore Wind Energy Development in Japan

July 24, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

NEDO Releases First Web-Based Integrated Wind Information System 'NeoWins' for Supporting Offshore Wind Energy Development in Japan

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

July 19, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

Test to Stabilize Wind Power Output Using Compressed Air Energy Storage Gets Underway in Japan

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

June 28, 2017

Climate Change

 

Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in FY2015 Fall to FY2010 Levels, Conservation and Renewables Cited as Contributors

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on December 6, 2016, prelimi...
 
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

May 15, 2017

Newsletter

 

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we show the current status of renewable e...
 
First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day

May 4, 2017

Money

 

First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day

Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) issued its first green bonds on November 24...
 
Kobe City to Start Test Production of Biofuels from Coffee Grounds

April 8, 2017

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kobe City to Start Test Production of Biofuels from Coffee Grounds

Kobe City, Starbucks Coffee Japan and Kindai University announced, on December ...
 
Detailed Plans Begin in Fukushima on World's Largest (Carbon-Free) Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Project

January 15, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

Detailed Plans Begin in Fukushima on World's Largest (Carbon-Free) Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Project

The Government of Japan is promoting the "Fukushima Concept for a New Energy S...
 
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

December 13, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

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

December 10, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Hamamatsu City Making Strides toward Energy Self-Sufficient Smart City

Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
 
Offshore Wind Farms Installed Soon in Japan Sea, while Geothermal, Biomass Rise in Akita

September 26, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Offshore Wind Farms Installed Soon in Japan Sea, while Geothermal, Biomass Rise in Akita

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

September 4, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Renewable Energy on the Rise in Japan: 100 Self-sufficient Municipalities, Oita Largest Prefectural Supplier by Self-sufficiency Ratio

As more renewable sources are added to the electricity grid in Japan, the rati...
 
Railway Station to Set Industry Precedent by Procuring Power from Solar and Hydrogen

August 21, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Railway Station to Set Industry Precedent by Procuring Power from Solar and Hydrogen

Hydrogen as an energy source has been gathering increasing attention. In sprin...
 
Japan's New Energy Strategies: Long-Term Initiatives toward 2030 and 2050 to be Conducted by Ministries

August 11, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Japan's New Energy Strategies: Long-Term Initiatives toward 2030 and 2050 to be Conducted by Ministries

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

August 3, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Demonstration of Japan's Hydrogen Energy Project at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to Show Future of Low-Carbon Communities

The Japanese government is promoting technological development to emphasize th...
 
Fukushima Renewable Future Fund Established to Build Brighter Future

July 27, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Fukushima Renewable Future Fund Established to Build Brighter Future

The Fukushima Renewable Future Fund was established on February 4, 2016, to ser...
 
Marché Events Held to Promote Effective Geothermal Power Use

July 16, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Marché Events Held to Promote Effective Geothermal Power Use

A Japanese committee called the Chinetsu Marché Executive Committee held the Ch...
 
The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

June 23, 2016

Newsletter

 

The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

After working for a municipality and a consumers' co-op, Toru Suzuki started a...
 
Utilizing Typhoon Power to Generate Electricity with Magnus Effect-Based Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines

May 14, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Utilizing Typhoon Power to Generate Electricity with Magnus Effect-Based Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines

Initiatives are underway to accelerate the spread of wind power in Japan by de...
 
'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

April 28, 2016

Newsletter

 

'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...
 
Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

April 25, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

Miyama City, Fukuoka Prefecture, announced on October 30, 2015, that its MIYAMA...
 
Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

March 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused massive devastation ...
 
Thailand to Produce Biofuel Using Japanese Biotechnology

March 25, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Thailand to Produce Biofuel Using Japanese Biotechnology

Biotechnologies from Japanese companies will play an important role in Thailan...
 
Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

March 7, 2016

Education

 

Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan), a national coalition of the Global Call to Action A...
 
Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

March 4, 2016

Policy / Systems

 

Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

Katsuragi City of Nara Prefecture and Ricoh Japan, an office equipment sales c...
 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

February 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...
 
Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

February 24, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will launch a biomass power generation project util...
 
Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

February 6, 2016

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

The Global Environment Forum KANSAI released its English web portal for Kansai'...
 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

December 28, 2015

Newsletter

 

Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...
 
Community Happy Solar!

November 28, 2015

Newsletter

 

Community Happy Solar!

The Tokushima Regional Energy General Incorporated Association (TREGIA) is a b...
 
Sustainable Energy and Food Zones Grow Gradually

November 15, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Sustainable Energy and Food Zones Grow Gradually

The Sustainable Zone Study Group, a research project jointly conducted by Kuras...
 
The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 2)

August 14, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article described the current challenges in Japan for expanding...
 
The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 1)

July 28, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 1)

As each nation around the world makes preparations for reaching an internation...
 
Chigasaki City Converts Residential Solar into Emissions Credits for Corporate Carbon Offsets

July 23, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Chigasaki City Converts Residential Solar into Emissions Credits for Corporate Carbon Offsets

Chigasaki City in East Japan has been implementing the "Chigasaki Solar Energy ...
 
City of Minamisoma Testing Power Generation Using Local Wood Waste to Make Switch from Nuclear to Renewables

July 18, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

City of Minamisoma Testing Power Generation Using Local Wood Waste to Make Switch from Nuclear to Renewables

A trial operation of mixed-material thermal power generation using wood biomass...
 
MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

July 3, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) foresees that by implementing effective measu...
 
Minamisoma Releases Non-Nuclear Power Declaration, Targeting 64% Self-Supplied Power by 2020

June 27, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Minamisoma Releases Non-Nuclear Power Declaration, Targeting 64% Self-Supplied Power by 2020

Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture became the first city in Japan to rele...
 
Fukushima Solar and Agriculture Experience Association to Foster Next Generation of Reconstruction Leaders

June 25, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Fukushima Solar and Agriculture Experience Association to Foster Next Generation of Reconstruction Leaders

The Fukushima Solar and Agriculture Experience Association won an award for uti...
 
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan (2015)

May 25, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan (2015)

Japan's feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme for utilities to purchase electricity from r...
 

May 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

"Rooftop Leasing" Photovoltaic Generation Spreading across Japan

On the initiative of local governments in Japan, photovoltaic generation busin...
 
Tokyo Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Ratio to 20% by 2024

April 10, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Ratio to 20% by 2024

The Tokyo Metropolitan area consumes huge amounts of electricity and energy to...
 
Nagano Becomes 70% Energy Self-Sufficient, Targeting Future Happiness

March 12, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Nagano Becomes 70% Energy Self-Sufficient, Targeting Future Happiness

Nagano Prefecture of Japan announced in November 2014 that the power generatio...
 
Kawasaki City and Toshiba to Jointly Demonstrate Renewables and Hydrogen-Based Off-Grid Energy Supply System

February 2, 2015

Corporate

 

Kawasaki City and Toshiba to Jointly Demonstrate Renewables and Hydrogen-Based Off-Grid Energy Supply System

Kawasaki City, Japan, announced on November 13, 2014, that it signed an agreeme...
 
Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

January 24, 2015

Newsletter

 

Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

As JFS reported in an article released on November 3, 2014, Japan's power comp...
 
 Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan (2014)

December 25, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan (2014)

Since the introduction of the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme in July 2012, renewabl...
 
Approaches Featuring Smart Agriculture Using Solar Power, Small Hydroelectric Plants Using Dam Wall to Vitalize Japanese Farm Villages

November 26, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Approaches Featuring Smart Agriculture Using Solar Power, Small Hydroelectric Plants Using Dam Wall to Vitalize Japanese Farm Villages

In Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, renewable energy businesses have started to spr...
 
Japan's Power Utilities to Suspend Responding to Clean Energy Applications

November 3, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Japan's Power Utilities to Suspend Responding to Clean Energy Applications

Kyushu Electric Power Co. of Japan announced on September 24, 2014, that it wil...
 
Community and Locally-led Renewable Energy Projects Highlighted in Renewables Japan Status Report 2014

September 21, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Community and Locally-led Renewable Energy Projects Highlighted in Renewables Japan Status Report 2014

Based on the Renewables Japan Status Report 2014 published by the Institute of ...
 
Geothermal Power: Japan Has World's Third Largest Geothermal Reserves, 60 Percent of Which Can Be Developed

September 11, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Geothermal Power: Japan Has World's Third Largest Geothermal Reserves, 60 Percent of Which Can Be Developed

Japan has abundant reserves of geothermal energy, a stable source of electricit...
 
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