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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


First post-Fukushima rulemakings begin
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan, USA
  • 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


WTO Ontario FIT ruling forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Global, Japan
  • March 11 2012

A World Trade Organization dispute panel announced last week that it will issue a ruling by September on Japan’s claims that provisions in Ontario’s green energy program violate global trade rules


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 Environment Plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • 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


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 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


Short-lived pollutant coalition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Colombia, European Union, Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway
  • 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