‘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 […]

Fukushima report points finger at TEPCO and regulators

Japan’s nuclear regulator and the Fukushima power plant’s operator have been criticised for buying into the “myth” of nuclear safety in a new report. According to the Japanese government panel appointed to look into the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in 2011, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the regulator didn’t plan for […]

Japan’s nuclear restarts amid protest

A reactor at Japan’s Oi nuclear power plant restarted over the weekend amid what have been described as the largest protests seen in the country in half a decade, according to reports. It is the first reactor to come back online after a countrywide closure of plants in the wake of the devastating tsunami and […]

Smartest Energy celebrate a decade of going green

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Radiation reported in Tokyo

Radiation has been detected in a Tokyo suburb, according to reports from Japan. Japanese media said researchers found radiation levels of 3.35 microsieverts per hour along a street in the west of the capital- 136 miles from Fukushima. According to the Japanese science ministry if this level continues the annual dose of radiation in the […]