Renewable Energy

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

July 15, 2018

Environmental Technology

 

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in develop...
 
Renewable Energy Institute Releases

July 13, 2018

Energy Policy

 

Renewable Energy Institute Releases "Restructuring of Japan's Bio-energy Strategy": Recommendation of Review on FIT Scheme

The Renewable Energy Institute, a public interested corporate foundation in Jap...
 
'Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative

June 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

'Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative

The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (Seikatsu Club) is a joint ass...
 
Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

May 31, 2018

Newsletter

 

Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

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

Corporate

 

TEPCO to Test New Service to Temporarily "Keep" Surplus Power from Residential Solar Panels

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

Corporate

 

Fujitsu Research Institute Launches a Local Virtual Power Plant Initiative

Fujitsu Research Institute, a Japanese research and consulting company, announc...
 
Meguro City to Support Renewable Energy Business of Sister City Kesennuma by Purchasing FIT Electricity Generated from Forest Thinnings

May 7, 2018

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Meguro City to Support Renewable Energy Business of Sister City Kesennuma by Purchasing FIT Electricity Generated from Forest Thinnings

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

Environmental Technology

 

New Method for Generating Power and Heat from Weeds, and Potential Agricultural Uses

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

April 12, 2018

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Researchers Achieve World's First Production of Hydrogen from Water and Visible Sunlight

With permission from Smart Japan, a news site providing the latest information...
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

March 30, 2018

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

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

March 25, 2018

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Renewable Energy from Fukushima to be Used at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
Japanese Railway Begins Biogas Production Using Food Waste from Station Buildings

January 20, 2018

Corporate

 

Japanese Railway Begins Biogas Production Using Food Waste from Station Buildings

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced on March 7, 2017, that it has entere...
 
Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists

January 16, 2018

Environmental Technology

 

Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists

A group of scientists from RIKEN, a comprehensive chemical institute in Japan, ...
 
Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

January 12, 2018

Newsletter

 

Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

The ISO Student Committee at Tokyo City University held its 19th Environment I...
 
2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

December 18, 2017

Education

 

2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

The Green Power Work Shop, a business school organized by the Agency of Natural...
 
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources

November 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources

Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
 
NEDO and IHI Conduct World's First Trials of 100 kW Ocean Current Power Generation System

November 29, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

NEDO and IHI Conduct World's First Trials of 100 kW Ocean Current Power Generation System

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and IH...
 
TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

November 20, 2017

Newsletter

 

TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

Sewage systems play an important role in making our lives safe and comfortable...
 
METI Releases Case Examples of Smart Communities

October 14, 2017

Energy Policy

 

METI Releases Case Examples of Smart Communities

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released on June 23, 2017, i...
 
Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement: A Report on Japan's Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

September 29, 2017

Newsletter

 

Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement: A Report on Japan's Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

To launch discussions on the nation's Strategic Energy Plan, Japan's Agency fo...
 
Micro Hydro as Farmland Protection against Wild Animals

September 27, 2017

Renewable Energy

 

Micro Hydro as Farmland Protection against Wild Animals

Simple and easy-to-install micro hydro generators are being introduced on a bro...
 
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'...
 
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