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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

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

WTO rules public can view Japanese-Canadian dispute hearing

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • 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

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

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

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

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

Long-term Japanese energy project recommended

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Japan
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  • August 21 2011

Japan’s Research and Development Study Committee of the ministry’s Industrial Structure Council recommended August 15 that the country create a long-term national energy project to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel and nuclear power

Japan chooses nukes, RE

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

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said September 13 that a stable energy supply from advanced renewable energy and nuclear power is a top priority for the new administration

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