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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 vehicle efficiency increased

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • October 30 2011

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport finalized targets October 20 to increase average passenger car fuel economy to 47.7 miles per gallon by 2020, an increase of 24.1 percent from 2009 levels

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

WTO rules public can view Japanese-Canadian dispute hearing

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • Canada, Global, Japan
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  • January 22 2012

On January 18, the World Trade Organization said the public can listen in on dispute panel proceedings between Japan and Canada over whether the domestic content requirements under Ontario's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program violate WTO rules by requiring that wind and solar projects include a minimum amount of Ontario originated goods and services

Japanese offset plan announced

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • October 24 2011

Japan, the fifth-largest global greenhouse gas emitter, unveiled a plan October 21 to subsidize 14 companies considering foreign emissions offsets as an alternative to the United Nations’ carbon trading scheme

Industry criticizes Japanese fuel economy standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • Global, Japan
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  • September 11 2011

The comment period ending September 22 for Japan's proposed 2020, 47.7 miles per gallon fuel economy target for passenger cars has seen many comments from international automakers arguing the standards are discriminatory and asking that the country either adopt a set of exemptions for imports or support the establishment of the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP

Japan carbon trading consolidation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
  • -
  • 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

Japanese business lobby denounces emissions cuts

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • September 18 2011

On September 15, Nippon Keidanren, Japan’s largest business lobby, urged the government to abandon a pledged 25 reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020, as Japan seeks to improve its energy economy after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami

Japan pursues renewables

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • September 8 2011

Japan’s Study Subcommittee on Politics and Measures After 2012, which operates under the Ministry of the Environment’s Central Environmental Council, met August 30 to consider whether the country can meet its emissions reduction targets after the Fukushima nuclear crisis

WTO dispute talks seat

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
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  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests