Aug 31, 2015

'Largest ever' Mediterranean gas field found off Egypt

Italian energy giant Eni on Sunday announced the discovery of the “largest ever” offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean, in Egypt’s territorial waters. The discovery, confirmed by Egypt’s oil ministry, could hold a potential 850 billion cubic meters (30 trillion cubic feet) of ...

Obama makes case for renewable energy

Aug 25, 2015

Obama makes case for renewable energy

U.S. President Barack Obama made a full-throated defense of renewable energy Monday, accusing coal-championing critics of being free market hypocrites. With one eye on a looming battle over power plant emissions limits, Obama took on fossil fuel supporters during a speech in the parched ...

Aug 22, 2015

LDP calls for maximum use of renewable energy

A panel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party released a report Friday calling on the government to aim to introduce the maximum possible amount of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power. They are “important low-carbon domestically made energy sources,” the panel said. ...

Aug 6, 2015

Japan to subsidize costs for eco-friendly trucks

The Environment Ministry plans to subsidize the cost of purchasing next-generation trucks and buses powered by electricity or other eco-friendly energy sources as part of efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to sources. The ministry intends to provide at least half of the ...

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Jul 27, 2015

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office. Clinton, ...

Jul 21, 2015

Chubu Electric mulls selling power with Inpex

Chubu Electric Power Co. is considering joining hands with Inpex Corp. to sell electricity to gas operators in the Kanto region, company sources said Tuesday. The Nagoya-based utility, which currently supplies power in central Japan under a regional monopoly system, hopes to utilize the ...