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  • Green Power Investment Plans Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

    As the Mainichi reported citing officials of Green Power Investment Corp., an enterprise mostly owned by mobile phone carrier Softbank, the company is planning to build a wind farm offshore Hokkaido coast. Japan’s largest and northernmost prefecture has been chosen by the company due to …

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  • Japan: Marubeni and INCJ Complete Acquisition of Seajacks

    Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Innovation Network of Japan (INCJ) have jointly completed a deal after closing the financing for the acquisition of Seajacks International Ltd. (Seajacks), whose purchase had been agreed upon with Riverstone Holdings LLC. The finance was provided through a syndication consisting of …

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  • Japan to Set Up Offshore Wind Power Test Sites

    Japan is on its way to set up test sites for marine energy and offshore wind power in order to use renewable sources as much as possible. As reported on Bloomberg, applications for test sites will be required from local administrations and the first group …

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  • Japan: Banks to Loan USD 320 Million for Wind Power Company Purchase

    Marubeni Corp. and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a joint private-public investment fund, plan to purchase British wind power manufacturer Seajacks. Six Japanese banks agreed to extend a loan of approximately USD 322 million for the companies by the end of the month. The two …

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  • Softbank Unit Eyes Building Wind Farm Off Hokkaido

    SAPPORO (Kyodo)–Green Power Investment Corp., owned roughly 44 percent by mobile phone carrier Softbank Corp., is planning to build an offshore wind farm at a port in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, company officials said Tuesday. The company chose the location on the Sea of …

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  • Govt Panel Pushes For Total Liberalization Of Household Power

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The supply of power to households should be completely liberalized, members of a committee under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry all agreed Friday. Deregulation of electricity sales began in phases in 2000. New entrants have been allowed to sell power to large-lot …

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  • Giske vil samarbeide om fiske

    PÅ BESØK I JAPAN: Statsråd Trond Giske besøker denne uken Japan, og startet turen med å se på katastrofeomårdet fra i fjor. Foto: Nærings- og handelsdepartementet e-24: Jo Andre Aakvik Publisert: 09.05.2012 16:30, Oppdatert: 09.05.2012 16:30 – I de jordskjelvrammede områdene i Japan må industrien …

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  • Japan: Environmental Ministry to Conduct Floating Wind Turbine Trails

    Due to the limited space for onshore wind turbines in Japan, the Japanese Environmental Ministry is planning to conduct trails for floating wind turbine off Kabashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture later this month, the Daily Yomiuri informed. Fisrtly, the ministry is going to test a …

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  • Renewables Set to Boom in Asia, Says Report

    Renewable power is set to boom in many Asian countries, according to a new report from energy experts GlobalData. The new report states that government support for renewable generation in the Asia-Pacific is strong, due to growing energy demand, increasing concerns over global warming and …

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  • Denmark: Vestas to Build Partnership at South Korean Expo 2012

    Building partnerships and promoting wind energy for the future will be Vestas’ focus at the Danish Pavilion in the upcoming Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea.  Offshore wind holds vast potential as a sustainable energy source for rapidly growing countries, such as South Korea with …

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