Dec 14, 2015

Japanese businesses welcome golden lining in new climate agreement

Japanese businesses welcomed a new international climate change agreement adopted in Paris on Saturday as giving a lift to sales overseas of their energy-saving technologies and products. The deal represents a very significant historical step because it involves all greenhouse gas emitters, Sadayuki Sakakibara, ...

Nov 20, 2015

Test begins to store carbon dioxide under seabed off Hokkaido

A trial operation for capturing carbon dioxide emitted by factories and power plants for undersea storage began Friday at the nation’s first major facility for that purpose in Hokkaido. The government-backed project is aimed at putting the so-called CCS (carbon-dioxide capture and storage) technology ...

Nov 19, 2015

Japan inks emission offset deal with Thailand

Japan on Thursday signed a deal with Thailand to allow it to offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions in exchange for providing low-carbon technologies to the Southeast Asian country. Thailand is the 16th country with which Japan has concluded a so-called Joint Crediting ...

OECD to end public financing of coal-fired power generation

Nov 18, 2015

OECD to end public financing of coal-fired power generation

Japan and other members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will end public financing of coal-fired power generation in principle from 2017 to help rein in global warming, Japanese officials said Wednesday. A working group of the OECD has agreed in Paris ...

Apr 14, 2015

Japan emissions up 1.2% in FY 2013: report

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.2 percent in fiscal 2013 to the second-highest level on record as ongoing nuclear plant shutdowns placed greater reliance on coal-fired power generation, the Environment Ministry said in a report. The report released Tuesday showed emissions of carbon ...