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 ...

Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Sep 16, 2015

Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Parcels of farmland totaling 250 hectares near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are returning to life and being covered with solar panels, amid government incentives to invest in renewable power. At least one village has set up its own tiny power company, ...

Jan 26, 2015

Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India’s ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support at global climate talks in Paris later this year. India is the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter and often acts as the ...