Japanese government examines it’s Basic Energy Plan

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Government officials are determining the viability of new energy plan Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is currently deliberating the viability of the government’s latest draft of its Basic Energy Plan. The plan aims to ensure that clean forms of power, such as wind and solar, play a major role in Japan’s future. Critics of the plan suggest that it does not establish a clear message concerning the government’s plans to support clean power in the future. Plan intends to ensure that clean power has a role to play…

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Renewable energy is vital to Japan’s future

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Japan plans to have renewable energy form the core of its future strategy Clean power will play a vital role in Japan’s long-term energy strategy. The Japanese government has unveiled a new strategy that is focused on the use of renewable energy and clean technology. Per the strategy, the country is poised to increase its use of solar and wind power while also making advances in battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology through 2050. The new strategy is based on the 2015 Paris Agreement, which calls upon countries to make…

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Panel recommends Japan to focus more on renewable energy abroad

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Panel submits recommendations concerning Japan’s clean power plans A panel advising the Japanese Foreign Ministry has suggested that Japan could have a major global impact on the world if it increases its support of renewable energy in developing countries. The panel submitted its recommendations concerning this to Taro Kono, Japan’s Foreign Minister. Kono has ordered that the panel be formed following the ratification of the Paris Agreement. The agreement established a framework that countries throughout the world could use to combat climate change. Japan may need to show more support…

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Fuel cells are helping reinvent Japan’s energy structure

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Japan continues to turn to hydrogen to remake its future Japan is working to reinvent its energy structure. These efforts began in earnest following the devastating 2011 earthquake that struck the Fukushima Prefecture. The quake triggered a serious nuclear crisis, which led the Japanese government to shut down the majority of the country’s nuclear power facilities for a time. Now, Japan is working to embrace renewable energy, particularly hydrogen fuel cells, in order to become more self-sufficient and to combat the potential impact of climate change in the future. Clean…

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Japan is making major progress on its renewable energy goals

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Report shows that renewable energy is helping Japan accomplish its environmental goals quickly Japan is well on its way to meeting its environmental goals by 2030, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report highlights energy efficiency as a major contributor to Japan’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly and reduce reliance on older forms of power. Notably, an increase in energy efficiency has driven down the demand for electricity throughout the country over the past six years. This trend is…

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Apple to focus on renewable energy in Japan

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Ibiden commits to providing Apple manufacturing with renewable energy Ibiden, a Japanese electronics company, has announced that it will help Apple embrace clean power in Japan. The company has become the first in the country to pledge that it will power all of Apple’s Japanese manufacturing efforts with renewable energy. This marks a significant step forward in Apple’s continued efforts to make use of clean energy in order to become more environmentally friendly and reduce its reliance on fossil-fuels. Apples moves to based its manufacturing in Japan on renewable energy…

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Are Japan’s renewable energy project goals fizzling out?

The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster encouraged the country to make some ambitious plans. Five years have passed since the renewable energy project goals were set in Japan. Alternative energy sources became a priority following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. An earthquake and subsequent tsunami shook the country’s confidence in the safety of nuclear power. However, it appears as though the urgency Japan had felt to implement green energy is losing steam. Among the challenges that come with a renewable energy project is the exchange of costly implementation over cheap…

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Recent Research into Wind Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Just Published: Research Report by MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Wind Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its database. Summary “Wind Power in Japan, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Japan. The report provides in depth analysis on global…

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Solar energy to power Japan’s future

Solar power could eventually replace fossil fuels and uranium in Japan. It is no secret that Japan is looking for alternative energy sources to replace traditional and less environmentally friendly sources of power like uranium and fossil fuels, but it appears that solar energy is the country’s preferred source of renewable power. One by one, oil-fired plants that once fueled the country’s economy are being shut down. After the Fukushima disaster, support for nuclear power as an energy source declined. As many as 43 nuclear power plants have had to…

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Japan seeks renewable energy from the sea

The Island nation may begin testing marine power production in the future. Being an island, Japan controls an expansive portion of ocean territory that is far larger than its land area; therefore, it is only natural that the country would investigate renewable energy possibilities from the sea. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Japan Realtime blog, the country is about to do this for the first time, as the Japanese government is partnering with IHI Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to begin field testing marine energy generation, sooner rather than later.…

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New renewable energy project to take root off the coast of Japan

Toshiba and IHI will be working on a new ocean energy project Japan’s Toshiba and its partner organization IHI have been called upon to participate in a new hydropower project that is taking place off the coast of Japan. The new project aims to exploit the Kuroshio Current, one of the seven major ocean currents in the world. The current travels as quickly as three miles per hour, which makes it a potentially valuable renewable energy resource for Japan. The new project aims to demonstrate a new way to tap…

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Coal favored over renewable energy in Japan

Japan’s coal industry is being pushed by the country’s prime minister. In an effort to expand sales of the Japanese coal industry within the country and internationally, Japan’s Prime Minister Shionzo Abe is supporting coal power, which is a huge disappointment to environmentalists who had hoped that after the Fukushima nuclear disaster that he would be more inclined to favor renewable energy. Coal will play an important role in Japan’s energy strategy. Instead of turning the nation towards renewables, a new energy plan that was recently approved on April 11…

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Solar energy capacity in Japan continues to grow

Solar capacity reaches new heights in Japan thanks to government initiatives Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has released a new report concerning the country’s installed solar energy capacity. Japan has become one of the most attractive solar markets in the world, largely due to its aggressive feed-in tariff. The feed-in tariff is based on a similar measure that had promoted the adoption of solar power in Germany. The German initiative had proven so successful that the government had to cut back on the tariff’s benefits or risk financial…

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Ambitious renewable energy project takes root in Japan

Japanese farmers may benefit from new project A new renewable energy project has taken root in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. The prefecture has become somewhat notorious due to the impact of a major earthquake and tsunami in early 2011. The disaster sparked a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which went on to become one of the worst nuclear crises in human history. The renewable energy project aims to resolve the issues spawned by the nuclear disaster by harnessing the power of the sun. Project aims to…

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New hydrogen fuel cell set for launch in Japan

Joint development venture aims to produce new hydrogen fuel cell system The Tokyo Gas Company and Panasonic Corporation have announced a joint development project concerning the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell designed to power an entire apartment block. This fuel cell will be deployed under the ENE-FARM brand, which is currently one of the largest fuel cell networks in the world. The ENE-FARM uses hydrogen fuel cells to provide electrical power to cities, but it also manufactures and deploys fuel cells throughout Japan for various purposes. The new fuel cell…

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Solar energy makes strong progress in Japan

Japanese solar energy capacity grows Solar energy has been gaining popularity throughout Japan at an astonishing pace. The country has been working to distance itself from fossil-fuels as well as nuclear energy in the hopes of reaping the economic benefits associated with solar energy and other forms of clean power. Japan’s focus on solar energy has spawned one of the most aggressive feed-in tariffs in the world, which has provided financial support for a variety of solar projects as well as offering an incentive for homeowners to install rooftop photovoltaic…

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