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Japanese emissions targets not met
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan
  • May 27 2012

On May 23, the Japanese Central Environment Council announced it will not reach its emissions reduction targets given the sharply reduced nuclear generation in the country


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


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


Nuclear safety plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Japan, USA
  • 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


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
  • European Union, Global, Japan, Canada
  • 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


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


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