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Japan’s largest power generator to close inefficient coal plants by 2030

Japan’s biggest power generator JERA has committed to shutting down all inefficient coal-fired power plants in Japan by 2030.
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Investments needed in forecasting data to expand Japan’s solar market

Solar firms must build profitable solar portfolios to maintain market momentum and sustain the appetite of investors.
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GIG and Iberdrola to develop Japan’s offshore wind market

Iberdrola has reached an agreement with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group to acquire 100% of the Tokyo-based developer Acacia Renewables.
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New consortium formed to develop offshore wind power projects in Japan

JERA, J-Power, and Equinor ASA have formed a consortium to jointly develop offshore wind power projects in Japan.
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to pilot world’s first marine carbon-capture system

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai to pilot the world's first marine-based carbon-capture system.
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Tokyo’s new hydrogen station to accelerate uptake of fuel cell vehicles

JERA, has partnered with ENEOS Corporation to launch a new hydrogen station in Tokyo to accelerate the uptake of fuel cell vehicles.
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Japan will overshoot 2030 renewables target says Wood Mackenzie

Over $100 billion of investment in wind and solar power plants are expected to push the renewable energy share to 27% of Japan’s generation mix by 2030, exceeding the country’s target, according to research firm Wood Mackenzie.

Ed’s note: Land of the rising sun is counting the cost...

Japan's Fifth Strategic Energy Plan calls for 22-24% of the country's energy mix to be attributed to renewable sources by 2030, indeed an ambitious goal for a traditionally coal-heavy country.

MHI unit to refurbish Tokyo waste-to-energy plant

A division of engineering, procurement and construction firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will refurbish a 22MW waste-to-energy power plant in Japan.

Floating solar plant starts operating on Japanese reservoir

On April 25th the Ichigo Kasaoka Osakaike ECO Power Plant began operation as a floating power plant on an agricultural reservoir in Okayama Prefecture,

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