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ENERGY

Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
A woman works at a fishing port in Soma, about 45 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Japan and China held talks over Fukushima treated water release
At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Feb 21, 2024
How to reinvent yourself at 50: An IEA guide
It would be an understatement to say that the energy industry has gone through a lot of change.
Demonstrators hold Iranian flags and a huge inflated figure representing Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei holding a nuclear bomb as they protest against the Iranian regime on Friday in Munich.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Iran's nuclear enrichment exceeds commercial needs, says IAEA chief
The IAEA warned at the end of 2023 that Tehran already had enough material to make three nuclear bombs if it enriches material now at 60% to beyond 60%.
Vitol, the world's largest independent oil trader, is considering opening an office in Tokyo to trade electricity, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 16, 2024
Vitol considers entering Japan power market with Tokyo office
Japan's power market is attracting more overseas firms due to increased volatility amid shifts away from fossil fuels
The village of Kamoenai in Hokkaido
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Hokkaido areas named for second-stage survey on nuclear waste disposal
The town of Suttsu and the area off its coast will be surveyed, as well as the area within the village of Kamoenai excluding a zone around a volcano.
The location of the water leak (left) and a close-up of the vent where the water was released at part of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2024
Tepco reports leak at Fukushima but says no contamination detected
The nuclear plant operator plans to remove soil from around the area that may have been contaminated by the 5,500 liters of radioactive water that leaked.
A man walks through panels at a solar power plant under construction in Aksu, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, in 2012.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 6, 2024
Banned Chinese solar goods worth billions find route to U.S. via India
Amid a solar boom, India’s largest panel-maker has sent millions of panels to the U.S. made with parts from a Chinese firm denied entry to the U.S. market.
The Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture on Jan. 4, three days after a major earthquake struck the area.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Nuclear emergency guidelines to be reviewed after Noto quake
Of the 11 national or prefectural roads in Ishikawa that would be used as evacuation routes in the area, seven suffered significant damage.
The Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Noto quake exceeded projections of nuclear plant operator
The quake caused a transformer for the No. 1 reactor and another for the No. 2 reactor to stop functioning due to issues that included oil leakage.
Black smoke rises from Jera's Taketoyo Thermal Power Station in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2024
Jera to check two thermal power plants in Japan after fire
The firm will conduct inspections at the Hekinan facility in Aichi Prefecture and the Hitachi Naka plant in Ibaraki Prefecture.
A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency with scientists from China, South Korea and Canada observe baskets of fish to be taken as samples at Hisanohama Port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in October.
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2024
IAEA reaffirms Japan's treated water release in line with standards
The report was based on a review carried out in October by a task force comprising the agency's officials and independent experts from 11 countries.
Materials that appear to be debris at the bottom of the containment vessel of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's Unit 2 reactor.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 26, 2024
Tepco delays removal of melted nuclear fuel at Fukushima plant
Retrieving the highly radioactive mix of melted nuclear fuel and debris from the crippled plant is considered one of the hardest decommissioning tasks.
Snow collects on solar panels in a residential district of Berlin.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jan 23, 2024
China overtakes the EU on clean-energy research, study shows
China led on the number of peer-reviewed publications in areas including solar and wind power, as well as lithium battery, heat pump and carbon-capture technology, in 2021.
Local authorities say oil tanks at this storage facility caught fire after the military brought down a Ukrainian drone, in the town of Klintsy in the Bryansk Region, Russia, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 23, 2024
Ukrainian drone attacks menace key Russian oil export route
Keeping Russia’s oil exports steady is crucial for the Kremlin, which receives approximately 30% of total budget revenues from the nation’s energy industry.
An offshore wind turbine off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2013. Japan aims to increase its offshore wind power capacity to 10 GW by 2030.
ENVIRONMENT
Jan 21, 2024
As Japan makes major investments in wind power, some residents are pushing back
In a sense, the city of Ishikari represents the idealized, natural version of Hokkaido for many Japanese. Some residents say massive wind turbines will destroy that image.
Solar installations in the village of Hjolderup in Denmark
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jan 21, 2024
Europe’s climate push fails to stem crisis in solar industry
Despite insistence to push for more homegrown energy infrastructure, governments have been slow to prop up the ailing industry.
Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China, in October 2018.
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2024
China defies sanctions to make Russia its biggest oil supplier in 2023
Russia shipped a record 107.02 million metric tons of crude oil to China last year, equivalent to 2.14 million barrels per day (bpd), the Chinese customs data showed.
Wind turbines at an RWE wind farm off the coast of Great Yarmouth, England. RWE operates 3.3 gigawatts of offshore wind power in Europe.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 19, 2024
RWE plans further Japan offshore wind push after Niigata win
The German renewable energy company believes floating offshore projects will be the key to achieving the nation's goal of generating 45 GW of wind power by 2040.
An old growth forest near Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada, in an area where pellet producer Drax is permitted to cut.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Jan 14, 2024
Japan's thirst for biomass is having a harmful impact on Canada's forests
Experts and activists say biomass is not the climate solution it might appear to be on the surface and is far from being sustainable.

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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