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WTO rules public can view Japanese-Canadian dispute hearing
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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


103 Japanese reforms spur RE
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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


WTO Ontario FIT ruling forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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


Japanese nuclear
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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
  • 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 RE encouragement
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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 commission provides options for energy strategy
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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 EV tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin
  • Japan
  • December 18 2011

Japan announced last week that it will extend tax breaks for low-polluting vehicles for another three years as demand for green cars has reinvigorated the country’s nearly stagnant auto market in part due to tax breaks and increasing interest in fuel efficiency


Long-term Japanese energy project recommended
  • Mintz Levin
  • 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


Industry criticizes Japanese fuel economy standards
  • Mintz Levin
  • Global, Japan
  • September 11 2011

The comment period ending September 22 for Japan's proposed 2020, 47.7 miles per gallon fuel economy target for passenger cars has seen many comments from international automakers arguing the standards are discriminatory and asking that the country either adopt a set of exemptions for imports or support the establishment of the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP