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RENEWABLES

Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 17, 2023
New renewable energy capacity to surge by a third in 2023
Total added renewable energy capacity is likely to increase by a record 107 gigawatts from 2022, led by the strong deployment of solar and wind power generation systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2023
Sojitz cancels Hokkaido wind project due to costs and local objections
The decision adds to a recent trend of wind project cancellations, creating a headache for the Japanese government, which is seeking to significantly increase green energy production.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 16, 2023
Cyberattacks on renewables: Europe power sector's dread in chaos of war
The digitalized, interconnected technology of the thousands of renewable assets across Europe presented major vulnerabilities to infiltration.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 13, 2023
Heat wave lays bare Vietnam's structural electricity woes
The manufacturing hub hosts large factories but has struggled to upgrade its grid, a key step to satisfy demand and lure companies diversifying from China and elsewhere.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2023
The struggle to electrify one of the world’s dirtiest industries
Construction, across its entire supply chain, is responsible for around 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions may balloon as the global population grows.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 6, 2023
A Western distraction from climate action
In a dangerous diversion, members of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament have demanded the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 6, 2023
Japan to invest ¥15 trillion in hydrogen supply for decarbonization
The country also plans to increase its hydrogen supply sixfold from the current level of 2 million tons to around 12 million tons by 2040.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2023
Kansai Electric asks solar and wind power firms to suspend output
On Sunday, solar and wind power generation was suspended between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m as electricity supply in the Kansai electric areas would have exceeded demand by 470,000 kilowatts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 3, 2023
Solar beats coal in Europe for first time — but there’s a glitch
While the furious expansion of solar generation bodes well for efforts to replace fossil fuels, the breakthrough also exposed flaws in the energy system.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 30, 2023
Ukraine sees new virtue in wind power: It’s harder to destroy
A single, well-placed missile can damage a power plant severely enough to take it out of action, but doing the same to a set of windmills would require dozens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2023
Alternative fuels take the spotlight at Japanese endurance race
Toyota's Corolla H2 Concept, running on liquid hydrogen, crossed the finish line at Fuji International Speedway 24 hours after Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda climbed into the driver's seat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2023
Embrace of LNG by G7 a setback for climate goals, experts warn
One expert put the blame on Japan, particularly for what she called a lack of a sense of urgency about the climate crisis on the part of the Japanese government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 16, 2023
Japan plan to use ammonia for power could boost pollution tied to premature deaths
Burning ammonia releases fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which has been linked to a range of conditions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2023
Cross-strait tensions no deterrent for Taiwan's embrace of clean wind energy
For now, economic arguments trump concerns about placing critical energy assets in what some security analysts believe could one day become a theater of war.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 9, 2023
Phasing out fossil fuels hasn’t worked. Europe has a new idea for COP28
Some climate hawks have called for an expansion of renewables, rather than carbon capture technology that leaves the door open for more emissions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 5, 2023
Copper mine flashes warning of ‘huge crisis’ for world supply
Insiders say that the sheer length of time involved in bringing on new mines can rarely be shortened, even when exploration money is spent and a deposit found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2023
Australia needs green energy policy response quickly, Fortescue exec says
Australia needs to match energy policies being unfurled by other countries to make the most of its green energy advantage, the head of Fortescue Metals Group's energy unit has said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 24, 2023
Will the banking busts hurt clean tech?
Rather than impeding the clean-energy race, the collapse of the U.S. start-up community's go-to bank offers lessons for managing the public-private minuet that net-zero transition requires.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2023
In Puerto Rico, solar power microgrids boost hurricane resilience
When Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico and decimated the Caribbean island's power grid five years ago, the lights stayed on in one building in the mountain town of Adjuntas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2023
Japan adopts national strategy on nuclear fusion as competition intensifies
The strategy comes as the global race heats up to develop and commercialize fusion — considered the ultimate emission-free energy source.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on