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Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off? (Japan Times)

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off? (Japan Times)

Industries are increasingly pressing pushing for the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology because they sense potential market opportunities worldwide. … Read entire article »

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KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike (Japan Today)

KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) on Wednesday applied to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to increase household power rates by an average 10.23% from next April. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy

Eco-car tax break likely for minicars(Japan News)

Eco-car tax break likely for minicars(Japan News)

The government and the ruling parties will likely add the minivehicle tax to the list of taxes subject to reduction for eco-friendly cars, starting in fiscal 2015, government sources said. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

Toyota starts sales of Mirai fuel-cell vehicle(Japan News)

Toyota starts sales of Mirai fuel-cell vehicle(Japan News)

Toyota Motor Corp. has put its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle on sale. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s coal binge stirs international climate fears(Japan Times)

Japan’s coal binge stirs international climate fears(Japan Times)

Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

Sustainable smart town goes into full-scale operation near Tokyo(Japan Today)

Sustainable smart town goes into full-scale operation near Tokyo(Japan Today)

FUJISAWA —The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corp spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), on Thursday held an opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy