author

 
 

Meta

Brian Eckhouse
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2023
Solar panels are the U.S. Midwest’s new cash crop as green energy booms
Ohio and Indiana — two Republican-led U.S. states long dependent on coal power — are set to see major expansion of solar farms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 7, 2022
Biden’s trade plan to kickstart U.S. solar fails to win over industry
The president is facing challenges when it comes to supporting domestic manufacturers without alienating the companies that rely on low-cost imports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 19, 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine puts global energy transition at crossroad
Without Russian energy, countries around the globe are being forced to make hard choices on how to fuel their economies, putting the energy transition at a crossroad.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 29, 2022
U.S. to probe whether Asian factories are evading solar tariffs
The investigation threatens to upend the U.S. solar sector, which depends heavily on Asian panels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 7, 2022
Peloton deal may pose regulatory ‘headache’ for a tech giant
There's a chill against large transactions at the moment in Washington, where technology companies are being probed by regulators for their reach and influence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 11, 2021
Closed North American movie theaters leave void from small towns to big cities
Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, about 630 movie theaters remain closed across North America. And many may never reopen.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 19, 2021
Escalating U.S.-China solar spat threatens Biden green goals
Multiple companies have had solar components detained at U.S. ports in the aftermath of a Biden administration ban on equipment using raw materials originally from Hoshine Silicon Industry.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 25, 2021
Biden balances climate need with human rights in Chinese solar product ban
The intersection of the solar supply chain with alleged human rights abuses creates a conflict between the president's environmental and human rights agendas.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 24, 2021
U.S. to block some solar goods made in Xinjiang region
The move is one of the Biden administration's biggest steps yet to counter alleged human rights abuses against China's ethnic Uyghur Muslim minority.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 2, 2021
For climate progressives, Biden’s $2.25 trillion isn’t enough
The fact that the bill contains extensions of a tax credit for carbon capture stood out to some as proof that the administration was addressing climate change only superficially.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2021
In Texas black-swan blackout, everything went wrong at once
The greatest forced blackout in U.S. history, as this event has almost certainly become, was the result of a systemic and multifaceted failure.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2020
A totally green electric grid will dramatically speed up climate action
Policy experts question the 15-year timetable for eliminating emissions from the U.S. electrical system, which would indeed be an immense challenge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2017
Bankers bet on big batteries that could revolutionize power grids
The idea that giant batteries may someday revolutionize electrical grids has long enthralled clean-power advocates and environmentalists. Now it's attracting bankers with the money to make it happen.

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan