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  • PV developers set to reap windfall from Japanese FIT: report

    Solar project developers could make returns of 44% in Japan if they can reduce the country’s high installation costs, say researchers at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Japan is set to introduce new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy from 1 July under a new law …

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  • Japan vurderer stopp av all kjernekraft

    Ønsker å bli helt uavhengig av kjernekraft i fremtiden Av  Peder Qvale - Teknisk Ukeblad. TOKYO: – Jeg tror det er mulig å være uavhengig av kjernekraft, selv om jeg ikke vet hvor lang tid det tar før vi er der. Men uansett om det er …

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  • SOLAR WILL BE BIGGEST BENEFICIARY OF JAPAN’S NEW CLEAN ENERGY POLICY

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance research: new Japan feed-in-tariff scheme offers attractive returns for solar and wind projects, setting the stage for renewables to become an important source of electricity                                        Tokyo, London and New York, 26 March, 2012 – The development of wind and solar …

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  • Global wind market to grow 50GW in 2012 – MAKE

    Global wind installations are set to grow by 23% in 2012, or by just over 50GW, as developers bring on new capacity ahead of the expected expiry of support schemes, according to analysts MAKE Consulting’s Global Wind Power Market Outlook report. However in 2013, the …

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  • Eastern Japan Braces For Summer Power Shortages

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Summer electricity shortages are looming again for eastern Japan amid few prospects that idled nuclear power plants will be brought back online and as mutual supply arrangements between utilities hit snags. Tokyo Electric Power Co. shut down its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa No. 6 reactor Monday for …

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  • Test to store carbon dioxide under seabed to begin off Hokkaido

    SAPPORO — The industry ministry will begin tests to capture carbon dioxide emitted from power plants and factories and store it in the seabed off Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as part of efforts to curb global warming, ministry officials said Wednesday.  The Ministry of Economy, Trade and …

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  • Sweeping Deregulation Eyed To Promote Renewable Energy

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The government will ease regulations governing renewable-energy projects to prod more businesses and localities to branch out into wind, solar and hydraulic power generation. The cabinet is expected to approve next Friday a set of deregulatory measures compiled by a working group of the …

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  • Rebuilding Japan: Tohoku reconstruction awaits a gov’t that can make decisions

    More than year after triple disaster, dysfunction still reigns A year after the Great East Japan Earthquake, lingering political dysfunction is obstructing rebuilding efforts. If the government is to breathe life back into disaster-stricken areas, it needs to start making decisions. And for that to …

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  • Electric cars risk losing green sheen in Japan

    TOKYO — Japan Today. Electric car owners who prided themselves on being green now find themselves in a bind as Japan’s government maneuvers to restart dozens of nuclear power plants idled after last year’s meltdowns.   For decades, nuclear generation has been a crucial source …

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  • In Depth: Malta’s 54MW offshore wind hexagon takes shape

    The Maltese government has started a public consultation on a plan to install a gigantic 54MW hexagonal floating wind-power station, which is being fine-tuned by Stockholm technology ­developer Hexicon. Moored in deep waters off the Mediterranean island’s northeast coast, the structure would bristle with 36 …

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