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Japanese commission provides options for energy strategy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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


Japanese RE encouragement
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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
  • Japan
  • 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
  • Japan
  • 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


WTO rules public can view Japanese-Canadian dispute hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, Global, Japan
  • 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 recycling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • January 8 2012

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment issued a proposal December 27 that would promote recycling of 80 consumer and industrial electrical and electronic products as a way to reduce illegal waste exports and recover precious metals contained in the used products


Japan pursues renewables
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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 business lobby denounces emissions cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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 chooses nukes, RE
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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 vehicle efficiency increased
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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