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 11, 2015

Ministry planning system to promote geothermal power

The Ministry of the Environment will introduce a system to promote geothermal power generation by involving local municipalities from the initial stages of plant construction, according to informed sources. The ministry will set up consultative bodies of municipalities interested in hosting geothermal power generation ...

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 2, 2015

Discovery brightens solar energy's future

Scientists in Switzerland announced a clean-energy breakthrough on Wednesday; a cheaper solar technology that splits water molecules to create clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The solar panel design will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, but a simple version won’t be available for average citizens for ...

Jun 22, 2015

Largest offshore wind turbine unveiled in Fukushima

A huge floating wind turbine for an experimental offshore power generation project was unveiled Monday at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. With an output capacity of 7,000 kilowatts, the turbine is the largest piece of offshore wind power generation equipment in the world. ...