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

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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

Vestas secures 76MW turbine supply order for two Japanese wind farms

The order includes a long-term management and service agreement for both farms

Solar Steel gives Japan solar boost of 94MW

The three solar PV plants are expected to generate enough clean energy to power 47,600 homes in Japan

BayWa r.e. completes 11.9MW solar project in Japan

Spread across 24 hectares, the renewable energy plant could provide clean electricity to up to 5,000 local homes