Sun no longer shines on Japan's solar boom as subsidies wane

National Jul 14, 2016

Sun no longer shines on Japan's solar boom as subsidies wane

Japan's solar boom is beginning to falter. Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaic (PV) units, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and policy changes. But four years after the introduction ...

Japan unswayed by pressure to end support for coal power

National Jun 14, 2016

Japan unswayed by pressure to end support for coal power

Faced with increasing calls from environmentalists to phase out coal, Japan is standing by its support of the fossil fuel, saying it will help developing countries adopt the best available technologies for coal-fired power plants. Pressure to rein in carbon dioxide emissions is intensifying, especially ...