German power plants may limit use of coal

Nov 25, 2014

German power plants may limit use of coal

Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country’s target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen Monday. Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel will propose that electricity producers reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 4.4 million ...

More electric-car drivers trading gas for free solar power

Nov 1, 2014

More electric-car drivers trading gas for free solar power

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The ...

Oct 12, 2014

METI tackles revolt over feed-in tariff system

The industry ministry will discuss problems with the feed-in tariff system this week after utilities stopped buying electricity generated by operators of renewable energy sources as required under the subsidy scheme. A Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry working group headed by professor Kazuhiko ...