Dec 23, 2014

¥300 billion allocated for energy projects

The government plans to spend ¥300 billion promoting renewable energy and helping small businesses cope with pricier fuel bills, according to informed sources. The package will be adopted at a Cabinet meeting Saturday. It is expected to include a program promoting the development of ...

Clean energy boom challenges power grid

Oct 2, 2014

Clean energy boom challenges power grid

by Chisaki Watanabe

Four regional utilities stopped signing contracts to buy renewable energy from big solar power plants and other suppliers starting Wednesday, limiting an influx that is testing the nation’s electricity grid. The decision by the utilities serving Shikoku, Hokkaido, Tohoku and Okinawa, and a similar ...

Feb 10, 2014

Obstacles to green energy expansion

The review of the feed-in tariff system should not be perfunctory. The government should make serious efforts to remove obstacles to the expansion of renewable energy sources.