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Japan considers ending support for exporting coal-fired power plants

Japan is considering ending state support to build coal-fired power plants abroad in line with international efforts to curb global warming, government sources said Monday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga could announce the move as early as at an April 22-23 virtual summit on climate change hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, the sources said. In […]

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Completes 58-MW Solar Plant in Okayama

Japan’s renewable energy sector seeks carbon-neutral windfall

Since announcing the 2050 target in November, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government has pledged to spend $20 billion on green tech and set ambitious new wind power targets. Tokyo: Japan needs to boost renewable energy by reforming outdated policies on land use and the national grid if it is to meet a new goal of […]

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Completes 58-MW Solar Plant in Okayama

Japan PM Suga sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

Japan, which is a signatory to the Paris climate change agreement, was the sixth-biggest contributor to global greenhouse emissions in 2017. TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country’s climate change commitments. Delivering his first policy address […]

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Completes 58-MW Solar Plant in Okayama