Major companies urge Japan to set 50% renewable energy target for 2030

Firms including Apple, Fujitsu and Sony believe the switch to renewables is essential to improving their corporate competitiveness in the global economy as well as tackling climate change

Toyota to test blockchain peer-to-peer energy trading in Japan

The project will assess the feasibility of a two-way, self-autonomous electricity supply system that allows direct trading between consumers

UK eighth most attractive for global renewable energy investment

China and the US retained the 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the latest edition of EY’s renewable energy country attractiveness index

Honda backs smart battery firm Moixa in £8.6m funding round

Moixa currently manages energy storage systems in 7,000 homes across the UK and Japan, aggregating a combined capacity of 70MWh

Toshiba explores peer-to-peer energy trading with Japanese utility

They will look at different models involving technologies such as solar power, battery storage and blockchain

E.ON and Kyuden Mirai team up for offshore wind in Japan

They have signed an agreement to explore fixed bottom installations

Porsche and ABB gear up for EV chargers in Japan

The luxury car manufacturer is launching its first fully electric car next year

World Bank and Japan partner for sustainable investments

It is part of a broader effort to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations when making investment decisions

Centrica inks demand side response deal with Japan’s TEPCO

The Japanese firm will be using the UK energy giant’s DSR platform to provide the transmission system operator with flexibility services for the reserve market

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Japan struggles to relocate Fukushima nuclear waste

No other regions of Japan have agreed to accommodate toxic soil created in the 2011 meltdown