Mar 8, 2016

Wind power to produce hydrogen in Fukushima

The Abe government plans to draw up a program by summer to promote wind and geothermal power generation in Fukushima Prefecture to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles, officials said. The hydrogen will be transported to the Tokyo area to provide a ...

Power plan complaints up

Mar 5, 2016

Power plan complaints up

The number of complaints and consultations over the full liberalization of Japan’s electricity retail market in April is surging, informed sources told Jiji Press on Friday. The number of reports given to the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan about unsolicited door-to-door sales and ...

Feb 28, 2016

Solar Impulse plane makes first maintenance flight in Hawaii

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has made a successful test flight in Hawaii, where it has been grounded for repairs on its round-the-world trek, the Swiss-based project said Saturday. “The first Solar Impulse 2 maintenance flight took place on Friday 26 of February ...

Feb 9, 2016

Cabinet approves solar-power auctioning in shake-up of sector

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved changes to the country’s incentive program for clean energy, including the introduction of auctions for solar projects in an overhaul of the program that is almost four years old. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet agreed to amend the law ...

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

Feb 5, 2016

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign ...

Jan 19, 2016

Japan approved 85,550 MW of renewable energy projects since 2012

Japan has given the go-ahead to 85,550 megawatts of clean-energy projects since the introduction of an incentive program in July 2012, with solar comprising the vast bulk of the new capacity. Of the approvals, 23,650 megawatts, or about 28 percent, had gone online as ...

Dec 27, 2015

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India’s solar revolution, but the oil exploration company that struck gold there insists the country needs to pump out more fossil fuels to wean itself off imports. Ahead of this month’s climate negotiations in Paris, ...