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U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

BARCELONA —The U.N.‘s Green Climate Fund can start deciding where to deploy its cash following the signing of an agreement with the Japanese government that means it will have enough money to begin operating. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of a review of energy production costs, which concluded that nuclear will remain the cheapest alternative for Japan over the next 15 years while pointing out that the calculations took into consideration the government’s new safety measures. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) revealed on May 22 that one of its containers for waste liquid remaining after the processing of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant did not have the necessary holes in its lid for venting out gas. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan aims for space solar power(Nikkei)

Japan aims for space solar power(Nikkei)

JUNYA IWAI, Nikkei staff writer: TOKYO — Japan thinks outer space might offer a solution to its dire energy issue. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

PALO ALTO, California (Kyodo) — U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. will open seven new service centers in Japan by the end of the year to boost sales in the country that currently has only one such facility in Yokohama, CEO Elon Musk told Kyodo News in a recent interview. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified

Japanese interest in Poland’s first nuclear plant(WNN)

Japanese interest in Poland’s first nuclear plant(WNN)

Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Toshiba and other Japanese companies are “very interested” in participating in the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant, Yosuke Takagi, Japan’s deputy economy, trade and industry minister, said yesterday following a meeting with Polish Deputy Treasury Minister Zdzislaw Gawlik. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident