Ewa Krukowska
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Wind turbines along the crest of a hill at the Martin de la Jara wind farm, operated by Iberdrola SA, in the Martin de la Jara district of Sevilla, Spain, in April 2023
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Nov 13, 2023
U.S. and EU lead push for COP28 to back tripling of renewables
More than 60 countries are said to be backing the targets to be included in the outcome of the U.N.’s forthcoming COP28 talks in Dubai.
A newly built floating solar plant that can generate 192 megawatts of peak electricity, on Thursday at Cirata Reservoir, Indonesia.
Nov 10, 2023
U.S. and EU lead push for COP28 to endorse tripling of renewables
Nearly 60 countries, including Japan, are backing the targets to be included in the outcome of the U.N.’s upcoming COP28 talks in Dubai.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Beijing takes the trade fight to Europe, targeting the green transition
China is the largest producer of the two minerals that are crucial to the semiconductor, telecommunications and electric-vehicle industries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 27, 2023
Last-minute climate deal hiccups expose EU concerns over political costs
Countries including France and Germany have started to chip away at parts of the EU’s so-called Green Deal that have the potential to negatively impact their voters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 27, 2022
EU nations brace for spat over flagship fund to help green shift
France, the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, aims for an agreement among national governments on how to enact the 55% emissions-reduction target for this decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 7, 2022
War exposes Europe’s failure to heed warnings over Russian gas
Despite experiencing similar issues with dependence on Russian energy in the past, the awkward reality is that the European Union is still much in the same place.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2021
Negotiators edge closer to global carbon market deal at COP26
The Glasgow gathering has been billed as a make-or-break summit to curb global warming, with the U.K. pushing hard for world leaders to raise their climate ambitions.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2021
Energy crisis puts world’s most ambitious climate plan to test
The energy crisis is threatening double-digit increases in consumer electricity bills months before the winter freeze and itu2019s also squeezing industrial giants.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2021
The next electric-car battery champion could be European
With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, a rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves