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Rachel Morison
Bloomberg
For Rachel Morison's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 20, 2022
War derails plan to ditch coal after U.K. championed global cuts
Efforts to get rid of dirty power are being slowed as the war hits European economies, with soaring gas and electricity prices stoking inflation and raising the specter of recession.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2022
Russia’s invasion supercharges push to make a new green fuel
Investment funds are now joining governments and utilities in ambitious plans to make hydrogen a viable substitute for fossil fuels in manufacturing, transportation and heating.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 27, 2022
Gazprom arm risks rattling energy markets from U.K. to Singapore
Gazprom Marketing & Trading is facing liquidity problems as banks delay its transactions and peers refuse to deal with it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 24, 2022
French nuclear giant’s fall puts Europe's energy security at risk
Technical problems at some of its largest reactors mean EDF is set to produce the smallest amount of atomic power in three decades, slashing exports.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 29, 2021
Europe’s energy crisis is about to get worse as winter arrives
Any fix is unlikely to come from the supply side any time soon, with fuel exporters Russia piping only what it has to and Qatar saying it's producing what it can.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 22, 2021
A winter crisis raises prospect of energy blockades in Europe
EU power reserves are around 77% full — far lower what's normal for this time of year. If this winter is severe, it could leave some countries vulnerable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2021
World’s biggest offshore wind farm developer moves into Japan
Japan has big plans for its offshore wind market, targeting 10 gigawatts by 2030 and 30-45 gigawatts a decade later.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2021
Hydrogen goes nuclear as U.K. reactor pivots toward renewables
'The amount of clean hydrogen that we're going to need to really decarbonize our economic sectors is just immense.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 11, 2021
When the power grid runs low, your EV’s battery could help
In the U.K., tapping into vehicle batteries would enable grid operators to meet more than a quarter of peak power demand by the end of the decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2020
Nuclear power pushed to back burner in U.K.’s green energy plan
Britain's ambition to renew its aging fleet of nuclear power plants is losing momentum after the government offered few new details on how it will support additional projects.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 5, 2020
Nuclear power is getting hammered by green energy — and the pandemic
Generating power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit.

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