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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


Japan replaces nukes
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • August 28 2011

The Japanese government announced August 22 that it will return to old oil and gas plants to replace its nuclear power plants


Long-term Japanese energy project recommended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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


Japanese offset plan announced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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


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


Japan carbon trading consolidation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


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 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


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


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