Jun 20, 2014

Methane hydrate deposits probable in Sea of Japan

The government said Friday it is highly likely that deposits of methane hydrate, a next-generation energy source, exist in the seabed of the Sea of Japan off the northern and western parts of the country. The government’s survey from April found geological structures suggesting ...

Sep 25, 2013

Toshiba to give wind power generation a whirl

Toshiba Corp. is planning a major push into the wind power business. One of its wholly owned subsidiaries plans to acquire Sigma Power Janex Co., a spinoff of wind power operator Japan New Energy Explorer Co., or Janex, in mid-November for billions of yen. ...

Big battery eyed as green energy cure

Sep 25, 2013

Big battery eyed as green energy cure

Japan will build the world’s largest storage battery system in Hokkaido as early as this autumn in a bid to rectify fluctuations in the electricity produced by renewable energy sources. The project is aimed at promoting renewable energy by addressing a key defect — ...