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11 10 2021 | 13:12

Nuclear power ‘indispensable’ for energy transition in Japan

Nuclear power is “indispensable” to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the…

01 10 2021 | 12:03

Japan Inc. ups its game in offshore wind power

Japan Inc. is picking up its pace in developing offshore wind power projects to help meet the country's decarbonization targets for the decades to come. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (…

13 07 2021 | 11:43

Japan still seeking to exploit coal power loopholes.

JBIC wants to continue burdening developing nations with its expensive coal-fired power technology Japan is continuing to push its expensive coal-fired power technology on developing nations if such…

10 06 2021 | 15:11

NGOs call for Japan to end Australia coal imports by 2030

Australian and Japanese environment and research groups have issued a joint call to the Japanese government to end Australian imports of coal. The group of non-government organisations have produced…

21 05 2021 | 11:05

Mizuho becomes first major Japanese lender to stop financing all thermal coal projects.

Mizuho Financial Group Inc (8411.T), Japan’s third largest bank by assets, said on Thursday it would stop financing new thermal coal mining projects from June 1, as global investors and environmental…

29 04 2021 | 09:54

Joint venture cancels last coal project in Japan, citing regulation and finance issues

A joint venture in Japan has scrapped plans for a coal-fired power plant, leaving the country with no new construction on the horizon as companies drop the dirty fuel amid tighter emissions rules and…

27 04 2021 | 09:51

Japanese company wants to produce energy from ocean waves.

It could be a game changer, but for now, it's still early days. The method is more efficient than wind or solar energy, the company says.

29 03 2021 | 10:12

Japan looks to end support for overseas coal power projects.

Country will align with US and Europe on moving away from carbon. TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering ending support for the exportation of coal-fired power plants to follow the lead of…

17 12 2020 | 12:23

Japan Plans Huge Offshore Wind Expansion to Hit Climate Goal.

Japan will aim to more than quadruple offshore wind generation capacity in the decade to 2040 under plans to meet its mid-century emissions reduction target.

13 12 2020 | 07:07

Most Japan firms say government unlikely to meet carbon neutrality goal by 2050 - Reuters poll.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is unlikely to meet its goal of eliminating greenhouse gases by 2050, a majority of firms in the country said in a Reuters poll, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister…

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Indian Manufacturers pave the way for two-wheeler boom in Africa.

According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2.8 billion by 2060, which will result in local government’s focus on developing and strengthening transport networks.

14 11 2020 | 08:01

Marubeni withdrawal may kill planned 630MW coal-fired project in South Africa.

Japanese resources company Marubeni Corp will pull out of the Thabametsi South African coal plant project, the Japanese group told Reuters on Wednesday, following the withdrawal of some South African…

02 11 2020 | 07:42

Radioactive Fukushima waste water contains substances which ‘could damage human DNA’, Greenpeace warns.

Plans to release over a million tonnes of water into the sea ‘will have serious, long-term consequences’ environmental group says. Contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan …

02 11 2020 | 07:01

Doe your bit: Japan invents bags deer can eat after plastic-related deaths.

The famed deer that roam the city of Nara, in Japan, no longer face discomfort – or far worse – after local companies developed a safe alternative to the plastic packaging discarded by tourists that…

24 10 2020 | 12:19

Offshore wind, battery storage expected to play key role in Japan’s decarbonization efforts.

Japan will promote the use of offshore wind generation and battery storage in its new effort to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to a government official, indicating how the nation might…

19 09 2020 | 10:22

Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. exits U.S. shale gas industry.

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has sold all its stake in the Marcellus shale gas project in the United States for an undisclosed sum, it said on Monday in a statement. Sumitomo bought a 30%…

31 08 2020 | 08:20

Japan's Nagashiki says has scuttled part of Mauritius oil-spill ship.

TOKYO  - Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping, which owns the bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius and caused a large oil spill, said on Tuesday it has completed scuttling of the front part of…

02 07 2020 | 07:29

NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assets.

NTT will enter the renewable energy market and invest more than 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by 2030 to set up its own transmission network, Nikkei learned on Monday. NTT hopes to generate 7.5…

31 05 2020 | 08:45

Japan’s Tokyo Gas invests in floating offshore wind pioneer Principle Power.

Japanese natural gas company Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd has made a bet that the future of renewable power will be floating at sea. The more than $22 million investment in developer of floating platforms for…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

127 Organizations from More Than 40 Countries and Regions Sign Petition to Japanese Public and Private Sectors