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RENEWABLES

Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 16, 2015
Backed by green advocates, some U.S. conservatives push for solar
When Debbie Dooley, a tea party firebrand from Woodstock, Georgia, makes the case for solar power, she doesn't rely on the usual environmental talking points. She speaks of property rights, national security and competition in the free market.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2015
Japan will be last G-7 country to make solar power economically viable
One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster started in 2011, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Apr 12, 2015
Lab photosynthesis begins to bloom
Toshiba and Panasonic are finding ways to mimic photosynthesis in the hopes of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by turning the gas into energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2015
Reactor closures to test Abe's green energy pledges
Japan's plan to mothball at least five aging nuclear reactors highlights the challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces as his administration debates how to replace lost electricity generation with power sources that are cheap, clean and safe.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 6, 2015
Japan could triple power from renewable energy sources by 2030: ministry study
Japan has the potential by 2030 to triple the amount of electricity it gets from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, an environment ministry study showed.
ENVIRONMENT
Apr 2, 2015
33 countries submit U.N. greenhouse gas reduction goals; Japan misses deadline
Thirty-three countries, which together produce 40 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have submitted their emission reduction targets to the U.N. climate body, which could boost efforts to reach a new global agreement later this year to combat climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2015
Mie grad students make biofuel from unwanted fruit
Graduate students at Mie University have produced biofuel from the region's tangerines, saying the technique provides a use for unwanted fruit. They believe it could be promoted as a locally sourced form of renewable energy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 18, 2015
Government support for wind power may increase offshore capacity
Japan's bid to install more floating offshore wind capacity may be bolstered by the government's commitment to support the technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2015
Marubeni faces ship shortage, grid issues in offshore wind push
Marubeni Corp. is planning to develop more than five times the offshore wind power capacity currently installed in Japan as it moves aggressively into a poorly developed area of the country's renewable energy market.
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2015
Britain approves world's largest offshore wind farm
Britain's energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world's biggest offshore wind park, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2015
World's largest solar farm opens in California
One of the world's largest solar energy farms has opened in Southern California's desert, with 160,000 homes now able to power lights and appliances through sunlight converted into electricity, federal officials said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2015
Australian wind farms face $13 billion wipeout from political impasse
Australia faces an exodus of 17 billion Australian dollars ($13.3 billion) in investment from its wind-farm industry because of a political deadlock, threatening to deal the country a major economic blow and kill hopes of meeting a self-imposed clean energy target.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 26, 2015
Global warming deal gains steam as Modi signals shift on climate change
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal that his government is moving toward joining an international deal on global warming.
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2015
¥131 billion earmarked in upcoming budget for renewable energy
The Abe administration decided Wednesday to boost efforts next year to promote renewable energy following the Fukushima nuclear crisis, after the feed-in tariff system, which guarantees above-market rates for selling energy produced from clean sources, ran into trouble only two years after its introduction.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 8, 2015
Mineral may lead to better, cheaper solar cells
Materials that may be cheaper and more efficient than silicon at converting the sun's rays into electricity could be key to the next generation of solar power, scientists say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2015
Nuclear motive suspected in feed-in tariff reforms
Renewable power in Japan wavers as critics flag “reforms” to the feed-in tariff system as a bid to discourage the scorching growth of renewable energy providers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 16, 2014
Seven utilities only capable of accepting 58% of solar power energy
A study has found that seven of the nation's utilities lack the transmission network capacity to accept all of the solar power energy that suppliers plan to generate under the feed-in tariff system, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Dec 10, 2014
Japan to relax overly tight restrictions on hydrogen stations to make them cheaper to build
The government aims to halve the cost of building hydrogen filling stations by 2020 by relaxing safety regulations, sources said Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 27, 2014
Weak spot found in ultra-strong graphene, possibly revolutionizing fuel cells
In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 2, 2014
Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025 in big green shift
Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark's climate minister said on Saturday.

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