Energy / Climate Change

Japan's energy policies have been in flux since the huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 shook the very foundations of Japan’s energy supply. All nuclear plants were shut down, and power generation from fossil fuels skyrocketed. Business and local initiatives gave renewables a huge boost. Now talk of restarting nuclear plants is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, we need to address climate change, brought on by overuse of fossil fuels. Read here for updates on energy- and climate-related efforts by governments, industry and citizens.
Jun 18, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) reported on ...
Jun 15, 2018
The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (Seikatsu Club) is a joint ass...
Jun 11, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the University of ...
Scientists Succeed in Quantifying Arctic Ocean CO2 Uptake for the First Time
Jun 3, 2018
The Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Mete...
Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations
May 31, 2018
Japan's Basic Act on Energy Policy directs the government to draft a Basic (or...
TEPCO to Test New Service to Temporarily
May 23, 2018
A trial for a unique new service to virtually "keep" surplus power temporarily...
Fujitsu Research Institute Launches a Local Virtual Power Plant Initiative
May 10, 2018
Fujitsu Research Institute, a Japanese research and consulting company, announc...
Meguro City to Support Renewable Energy Business of Sister City Kesennuma by Purchasing FIT Electricity Generated from Forest Thinnings
May 7, 2018
Meguro City (Tokyo) announced on December 25, 2017, that it will purchase woody...
New Method for Generating Power and Heat from Weeds, and Potential Agricultural Uses
May 4, 2018
A new power generation method using weeds as fuel has been developed in Japan....
Japanese Researchers Achieve World's First Production of Hydrogen from Water and Visible Sunlight
Apr 12, 2018
With permission from Smart Japan, a news site providing the latest information...
Japan Adopts Basic Strategy to Realize Hydrogen-Based Society
Apr 8, 2018
The Japanese government formulated on Dec. 26, 2017, a basic strategy for promo...
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme
Mar 30, 2018
The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
Renewable Energy from Fukushima to be Used at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Mar 25, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...

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