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  • Shipping, Fishery Sectors Embracing Green Boats

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Stricter environmental rules and rising crude oil costs are prompting the shipping and fishing industries to explore the use of boats that are not powered by petroleum. Leading shipping companies are exploring greater use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and solar power, while more …

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  • Renewable Energy Giants Form G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Group

    Nine of the world’s largest renewable energy developers have come together to form a new group, that places health and safety at the forefront of all offshore wind activity and developments – G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association Limited. The new forum, to be …

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  • Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

    From “JFS – Japan for Sustainability” Efforts to introduce renewable energy have begun to accelerate worldwide. These forms of energy do not promote climate change and are important from an energy security perspective. Despite this global trend, Japan has lagged far behind in promoting renewable …

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  • A “shallow water” Sway version with a shorter and wider tower

    www.say.no A “shallow water” Sway version with a shorter and wider tower has been adapted to as little as 55m water depth for installations in the UK and China. This will make it possible to bridge the gap between the jacket foundations and the cost …

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  • Tokyo Asks Chubu Electric To Supply Power

    TOKYO (Kyodo)–The Tokyo metropolitan government has asked Nagoya-based Chubu Electric Power Co. to supply electricity to its headquarters in the capital’s Shinjuku area, Vice Gov. Naoki Inose said Saturday. ”We want to show that we have various options to receive electricity,” Inose told Kyodo News. …

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  • Local Govts Getting Into Renewable-Energy Projects

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Prefectural governments are turning their attention to renewable-energy projects, having set aside 51.9 billion yen for related costs in their proposed fiscal 2012 budgets. They aim to take advantage of the characteristics of each region, such as access to the sea, geothermal energy and …

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  • Govt To Deregulate Publicly Generated Hydropower

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The central government plans to relax rules on the sale of power from publicly run hydroelectric plants so that environmentally conscious businesses can purchase renewable energy. Currently, energy generated by small and midsize hydropower facilities run by 26 local governments is sold only to …

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  • Mitsubishi buys into 396MW Mexico project, names Vestas

    Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation is buying a 34% stake in the $1bn, 396MW wind project being developed in Mexico by Mareña Renovables. Mitsubishi says it will join a consortium that includes Australia’s Macquarie Group and Dutch pension fund PGGM to develop the wind farm in …

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  • Takahama Reactor To Shut Down, Leaving Only 2 Units Online In Japan

    FUKUI (Kyodo)–Kansai Electric Power Co. is scheduled to suspend the No. 3 reactor at its Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, its only remaining active reactor, early Tuesday for a scheduled checkup, a move that will leave the utility serving western Japan without any …

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  • Power Demand Falls 3.7% In Jan

    TOKYO (NQN)–Electricity demand fell 3.7% on the year to 80.76 billion kilowatt-hours in January, down for the eleventh straight month, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan said on Friday. The decline was due to power-saving efforts at companies and households. According to preliminary …

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