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Nuclear motive suspected in feed-in tariff reforms via The Japan Times

By Eric Johnston Recent revisions to the feed-in tariff system have been welcomed by utilities as much-needed government intervention that will ensure safe and stable supply of all forms of electricity by helping to prevent renewable energy from overloading the … Continue reading

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Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan via Reuters

(Reuters) – On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan’s renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return … Continue reading

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Japan’s High-Cost Renewable Energy Curbs Subsidy Impact via Bloomberg

Japan must cut the cost of installing solar panels and wind turbines to take full advantage of clean energy incentives three times as generous as those in Germany and Sweden, an official at the energy foundation set up by billionaire … Continue reading

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Distributed Power and Incentives in Post-Fukushima Japan via Japan Focus

Andrew DeWit This paper documents the fact that distributed power is a rapidly expanding and quickly evolving market with important implications for Japanese and global energy futures. It also shows that Japan has an excellent opportunity to grow a robust … Continue reading

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The Asian Super Grid via Japan Focus

John A. Mathews The integration of East Asia is a topic of perennial interest – whether it be monetary integration (much discussed in the wake of the 1997 financial crisis), trade integration (promoted via ever-expanding FTA areas) or even political … Continue reading

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Nation’s wind power generation capacity grew fivefold in last decade via The Japan Times

The nation’s wind power capacity has climbed about fivefold to 2.5 million kw over the past decade, sources say. But growth in fiscal 2011 shrank to just under 100,000 kw — the slowest pace in the decade — following the … Continue reading

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