Japan Reviewing Power Line Rules to Bolster Renewable Energy

Rules on the use of power transmission lines are being reviewed in order to accelerate the expansion of renewable [...]

Japan to Shift From Coal to Renewable Energy

Japan’s industry minister says his ministry plans to study drawing up a roadmap to reduce coal-fired power generation, while [...]

Japanese Energy Policy: Renewable Energy Subsidies Wane

Renewable energy loses steam as Asian subsidies wane:  Capacity growth slows, and coronavirus risks disrupting supply chains. Global capacity for renewable [...]

Japanese Cabinet Approves Renewable Energy Act Amendment Bill

Legislative background On 25 February 2020 Cabinet approved the Proposal to Amend the Electricity Business Act for the Purposes [...]

Fukushima Energy Policy: Plans to Power Region With 100% Renewable Energy

In 2011, the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima experienced one of the worst meltdowns in history — a [...]

Building Toward Large-Scale Use of Renewable Energy in Japan

The Paris agreement has accelerated worldwide momentum for strengthening global warming countermeasures. As most greenhouse gas emissions come from [...]

Japan to More Than Halve its Solar Power Feed-in Tariffs

The move is aimed at reducing the public burden of electricity bills, which include part of the costs of [...]

Offshore Wind Farms in Japan Turn Viable with New Law

Japan's offshore wind farm market is set to gain momentum, with legal safeguards and subsidies helping to draw domestic [...]

Why Japan is Rethinking its Energy Diplomacy

The Japanese government has been warned that its pro-coal policies are creating a “bottleneck” in international climate talks — [...]

Clear Message Needed to Boost Renewable Energy in Japan

The draft of the government’s new Basic Energy Plan, compiled by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for [...]