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Japanese RE encouragement

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • June 24 2012

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry announced June 18 above-market rates to be paid for geothermal, solar, and wind power under long-term purchase contracts starting July 1 to encourage more power production from renewable sources

Japanese emissions targets not met

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • May 27 2012

On May 23, the Japanese Central Environment Council announced it will not reach its emissions reduction targets given the sharply reduced nuclear generation in the country

Short-lived pollutant coalition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Colombia, European Union, Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA
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  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons

Japanese Environment Plan

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • April 29 2012

Japan’s Environment Ministry recently released a new Basic Environment Plan that would continue the nation’s emphasis on implementing the 3 R policy and building a low-carbon society while promoting clean innovation and sustainability

Japan carbon trading consolidation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • April 22 2012

At a joint meeting of Japan’s Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry April 16, the two agencies identified a number of ways to consolidate its two domestic carbon trading programs in an attempt to encourage businesses to more actively trade CO2 credits as the country works to reduce emissions

103 Japanese reforms spur RE

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • April 8 2012

Japan’s Working Group on Regulatory and Administrative Reforms recently recommended 103 regulations to be relaxed or abolished to encourage renewable energy development in the country following the reduction in nuclear power since last spring’s nuclear crisis

Japanese nuclear

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • April 1 2012

Tokyo Electric Power notified Japan’s trade ministry March 30 that it was dropping plans for two more nuclear reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi plant

Japanese commission provides options for energy strategy

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • March 25 2012

The Basic Issue Subcommittee of the Energy Commission, which reports directly to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, released a report detailing four options for Japan’s energy industry through 2030

Nuclear safety plan

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan, USA
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  • March 11 2012

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced March 6 that the nuclear industry will proceed with the acquisition of additional safety equipment at the country’s nuclear power plants as its top response to last year’s Japanese nuclear crisis

First post-Fukushima rulemakings begin

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan, USA
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  • March 11 2012

Almost a year after the Japanese nuclear crisis, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission directed commission staff last week to begin drafting the first three orders designed to improve the safety of U.S. nuclear plants