Japanese trading house ITOCHU announces coal exit

It is part of the company’s efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Japanese firm invests £10m in UK green energy supplier Tonik

Tonik Energy supplies green power and integrated grid services to around 100,000 households in the UK

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Asics sprints towards sustainability with recycled Olympic kits

The sportswear brand is recycling old clothes to make uniforms for Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2020

Sun shines on giant new £780m solar farm in Japan

It consists of 900,000 panels, which are expected to generate enough power for 80,000 homes

Stationary battery storage market ‘to charge past $35bn by 2030’

The market is currently worth more than $4bn

UK firm’s AI platform to manage ‘world’s largest’ cluster of batteries in Japan

The installations across 3,500 households have a combined capacity of 35MWh

Japan hits the gas on 10MW hydrogen plant construction

Japan has started building a 10MW hydrogen gas plant, officially named the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R). In collaboration with a consortium made up of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation, Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power and Iwatani, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to open the facility in 2020. The site […]

UK and Japanese nuclear agencies team up to share expertise

They have signed an agreement to build on the collaborative relationship to allow exchange of skills, knowledge, research, information and technology

EU clears Japanese firm’s link-up with EDF’s LNG trading arm

JERA will acquire the latter company business to create a larger trading operation

Japan, US and Mexico team up to banish climate change

Influential figures from business, regional government, higher education and civil society will lead the initiative