Feb 27, 2015

Japan, Poland agree to bolster security, energy ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski agreed Friday to strengthen security ties by holding regular defense talks, Japanese officials said. During talks at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Abe and Komorowski also decided to boost cooperation on energy, including atomic ...

Panel proposes cutting solar tariff by as much as 16%

Feb 24, 2015

Panel proposes cutting solar tariff by as much as 16%

The government is considering reducing incentives for developers of solar power projects by as much as 16 percent to reflect lower operating and maintenance costs. The tariff for applications approved between April 1 and June 30 could be cut to ¥29 per kilowatt hour ...

Feb 18, 2015

Britain approves world's largest offshore wind farm

Britain’s energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world’s biggest offshore wind park, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The project, located in the North Sea, is being led by Forewind, a consortium comprising SSE, RWE, Statkraft ...

Feb 13, 2015

Uranium-rich Australia puts its nuclear taboo under review

While Australia is home to the world’s largest uranium reserves, it has never had a nuclear power plant. Now, amid growing concerns over climate change, the government is weighing whether to reverse its long-held ban. The state of South Australia, where BHP Billiton Ltd. ...

Feb 12, 2015

Rich world helping bankroll export of coal technology

Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters show, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels. A document ...

Feb 11, 2015

World's largest solar farm opens in California

One of the world’s largest solar energy farms has opened in Southern California’s desert, with 160,000 homes now able to power lights and appliances through sunlight converted into electricity, federal officials said on Tuesday. The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, located in Riverside County about ...

Tepco, Chubu Electric to merge existing thermal power plants

Feb 8, 2015

Tepco, Chubu Electric to merge existing thermal power plants

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. will transfer operations of their existing thermal power plants to a new joint venture, creating a huge thermal power company with a dominating market share. Under their agreement, to be finalized Monday, their thermal power ...