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Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

Environment Mar 9, 2019

Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

by Steve McClure

How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath. But the hot water you're soaking in is part of the solution, say advocates of geothermal power. Renewable energy sources such ...

Japan eyes loosening restrictions on wind power to boost output

Business Aug 30, 2018

Japan eyes loosening restrictions on wind power to boost output

The government is set to loosen restrictions on building wind power plants in Japan to boost the introduction of the renewable energy, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Environment Ministry plans to mandate that only large-scale wind power plants undergo environmental impact assessments. ...

National Aug 10, 2018

Construction begins on large hydrogen plant in Fukushima

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization and other organizations said Thursday they have started construction of what will be one of the world's largest hydrogen plants in Fukushima Prefecture. The other members of the project are Toshiba Corp.'s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions ...

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Business Apr 30, 2018

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Hitachi Ltd. and a Belgium company have signed a contract with Taiwan's state-owned power utility to build offshore wind turbines on the island's west coast as part of the government's ambitious plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. While the Jan De Nul Group ...