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. ...

Business Dec 18, 2017

Coal still king in Germany despite new renewables record

For all the new wind parks, solar farms and hydro plants that will help Europe's biggest economy generate yet another renewable energy record this year, the world's dirtiest power fuel still rules in Germany and sets the price for how much factories are paying ...

Business Mar 23, 2016

Japan's Obayashi considers major offshore wind project

Obayashi Corp. is considering building a wind power project with as much as 455 megawatts of capacity off the coast of Akita Prefecture, amid a push by the local government to expand the use of clean energy. The Tokyo-based construction company plans to begin an ...

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

National Feb 20, 2016

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms ...

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Business Sep 2, 2015

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Hitachi Ltd. plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make key turbine parts used in some of the largest wind-generation systems currently available. The Tokyo-based company is considering adding a line to produce nacelles ...