Japan and ADB to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia

They will focus on the areas of renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency as well as other technologies that will facilitate the transition to low carbon energy

Robots to dismantle nuclear power stations

The £12 million-project will see long-reach robotic arms deliver faster and safer decommissioning of reactors in Japan and the UK

Octopus Energy partners with Tokyo Gas to enter the Asian market

The British startup will launch a joint venture with Tokyo Gas, which will buy a 9.7% stake in Octopus Energy for $200 million

Japan vows to become carbon-neutral by 2050

Addressing the Japanese Parliament, the Prime Minister said that measures to tackle climate change are no longer a constraint on economic growth

Japan’s largest power producer to shut down all ‘inefficient’ coal plants by 2030

JERA has pledged to boost renewable energy and use greener fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen

Lithium-ion battery units
China conquers top spot in lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking

The country has control of 80% of the world’s raw material refining, according to BNEF’s ranking

Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant
Hitachi scraps plans for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant due to ‘severe’ investment environment

Work on the £16 billion Horizon Project was suspended in January last year after Hitachi failed to reach an agreement to secure ‘reasonable returns’ as a private enterprise

Equinor teams up with Japanese partners to develop offshore wind projects

They will work towards submitting a joint bid in Japan’s first offshore wind auction

Japan launches online platform for sustainable recovery from COVID-19

It offers a dedicated source of knowledge for both governments and non-state stakeholders, expected to speed the efficiency of action taken

Pay for parking using electricity from EVs at Nissan Pavilion

The 10,000-square-meter facility in Yokohama, Japan is a zero-emission space that has been fitted with solar panels and is supplied with hydroelectric power