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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2011’

  • Marubeni to tie up with Danish wind power company

    Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp will invest about 200 million pounds ($323.2 million) in a British offshore wind farm run by Danish energy company Dong Energy A/S, business daily Nikkei reported. Marubeni will acquire a 49.9 percent stake in Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm, owned …

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  • DNV Updates Standard for Offshore Wind Turbine Structures

    DNV’s recognized standard for design of offshore wind turbine structures has been through a revision process together with the wind energy industry. The updated standard which aims to reduce cost and increase safety is now available. The standard, Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures (DNV-OS-J101), …

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  • Study: World’s renewable energy industry to triple in 2020

    The industry ministry is set to help Japanese companies regain their competitiveness in the global renewable energy industry, which is expected to grow nearly threefold to about 86 trillion yen ($1.1 trillion) in 2020. The ministry’s estimate represents more than half of the projected figure …

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  • METI Urges Japan To Raise Competitiveness In Renewable Energy

    Global markets associated with new energy industries are set to nearly triple in 10 years, reaching a level more than half of automobile-related sectors, a Japanese government study shows. The worldwide market in such industries as solar and wind power and storage batteries is poised …

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  • Energy in Japan – Bright ideas needed

    Japan’s power monopolies raise costs and stifle innovation THE corridors were dark, the air uncomfortably hot. The lights at the headquarters of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) were largely switched off; the air-conditioners were turned down. Even the chief executive, Toshio Nishizawa, had removed …

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  • Japan vil lære av Statnett

    Ny energipolitikk i Japan skaper nye utfordringer. Nesten et halvt år etter at det katastrofale jordskjelvet og den påfølgende tsunamien i Japan førte til en nedsmelting i Fukushima Daiichi, lekker det fortsatt radioaktivt vann fra atomanlegget. Japanske myndigheter varsler at områdene rundt atomanlegget i Fukushima …

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  • Japan plans floating wind power for Fukushima coast

    Japan will join the race to develop floating wind turbines to use in deep water off its tsunami-stricken northern Pacific coast as it rethinks energy sources after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It aims to outpace the leaders in the sector in Europe, trade ministry official …

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  • Japan must revise renewables law to get results – experts

    By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Sept 14 | Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:23am EDT TOKYO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Japan’s new feed-in-tariff energy law, aimed at promoting renewable energy, will need attractive pricing and revisions to flesh out of vague provisions if it is to help …

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  • Head of green energy group eager to make impact in Japan

    All it took was dinner, and Sweden’s Tomas Kaberger found himself with a new gig. The former director-general of the Swedish Energy Agency assumed the top post at the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation this summer after being persuaded at a dinner in June by a …

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