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William Mathis
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 23, 2023
World’s biggest wind power projects are in crisis just when world needs them most
Costs for materials and services have spiked, while rising interest rates make it more expensive for developers and utility companies to take on debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 3, 2023
Solar beats coal in Europe for first time — but there’s a glitch
While the furious expansion of solar generation bodes well for efforts to replace fossil fuels, the breakthrough also exposed flaws in the energy system.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 12, 2023
Emissions from power generation may have already peaked, says think tank
The pace of the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions’ stemming from the power sector is critical to limiting global warming and preventing more damage from climate change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 2, 2023
Threat of hydrogen greenwashing stalks Europe’s net-zero plans
A significant obstacle to the plans is hydrogen’s inefficiency. By the time the gas is made, stored and burned to make electricity again, there’s nearly 70% less energy than at the start.
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 1, 2022
Green energy stocks surge as war spurs push away from Russia and fossil fuels
The Russia-Ukraine war may serve to hasten the European Union's ambitious plans to boost the share of its energy from renewable sources this decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2021
Next Brexit test is a carbon market with high volatility risk
The first auction of emission permits on May 19 is the latest test of how the country copes with the separation from the European Union, its largest trading partner.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 1, 2020
‘Hydrogen wars’ pit Europe against China for $700 billion business
Governments, energy giants, automobile companies and lobbying groups say hydrogen use is pivotal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 23, 2020
Renewable power surpasses fossil fuels for first time in Europe
Renewable power for the first time contributed a bigger share in the European generation mix than fossil fuels as the fallout from the pandemic cut energy demand.

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