Ways2H secures $2.5m for renewable hydrogen projects

Pacific6 Enterprises, a Long Beach-based social benefit investment firm is providing the funding

Toshiba unveils ‘world’s largest hydrogen plant’ in Fukushima

The new facility can produce as much as 1,200m3 of hydrogen per hour which will be used to stabilise the electricity grid and boost the use of renewables

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to see athletes sleep on sustainable cardboard beds

The 18,000 bedframes in the Athletes Village will be recycled into paper products after the games, while the mattresses will be converted into new plastics

Tsunami-hit Fukushima to become renewable energy hub

The region, which was the site of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident, could become home to 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants

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

Welsh Secretary in Japan to discuss nuclear with Hitachi

Alun Cairns’ visit comes after the Japanese firm said it would shelve the £16bn power plant last month

World Cup victory leaves Tokyo flushed with joy!

The city’s waterworks bureau anticipated the surge in usage and adjusted supply and pressure accordingly

‘Most liveable city in world’ wins green buildings gong

It’s been dubbed by its fans the ‘most liveable city in the world’ – and now Melbourne (pictured) has won a gong for green buildings too. The inaugural C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards were staged in London this week to celebrate the cities heading the pack in urban sustainability. Sadly for the host […]

US Embassy in Tokyo turns to solar

The US Embassy in Tokyo (pictured) has plans to source its power from the sun in a bid to help its host nation’s shift towards renewable energy. The solar system will include 900 solar panels connected directly to the grid and electricity from it will be sold via a power purchase agreement (PPA) in collaboration […]

Asia ‘needs to untie gas from oil prices’

Asia needs to untie its gas costs from the price of oil to get more “competitiveness”, according to the International Energy Agency. The region is expected to become the second largest gas market in the world by 2015 but it faces challenges to get there, according to the group’s latest report. One problem is the […]