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Japan Has Extremely “Ugh” 0.7% EV Market Share

June 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As a time when Europe has risen its EV market share among its overall auto market to about 7%, at a time when Tesla sales are blowing up in the US auto market, at a time when China is solidly maturing the EV market in its borders, Japan is playing hide & seek while hoping a fuel cell magic trick somehow produces real magic


Consortium Created To Promote Zero-Emission Electric Vessels

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric bikes, electric cars, electric vans, electric trucks — we keep electrifying bigger and bigger vehicles. Next on the plate are large ocean vessels and airplanes. Regarding the latter, we've covered oodles of startup and large corporate efforts to get electric aircraft off the ground. (Pun not initially intended.) Regarding electric ocean vessels, that appears to be a much less mature industry, but work is commencing


All Electric Taxi-Hailing Service Nopia Looks To Scale Up In Kenya

November 22nd, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Nopia Ride, a taxi-hailing service that only uses electric cars is scaling up operations in Kenya. Nopia ran a pilot phase from August 2018 to March 2019. Three used Nissan Leafs imported from Japan and the United Kingdom were used in the pilot program. The pilot phase allowed the company to test its business case and showcase the business plan to potential investors with real trip data to validate its case


Metamorphosis In Fukushima — Installing 11 Solar Power Plants & 10 Wind Power Plants

November 17th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

How does one renew an area devastated by nuclear waste? I think of brilliant Kirusowa's film Dreams. One of the dreams depicts the horror and abyss after the fallout of a nuclear accident. Indeed, in real life, there are farmlands in Japan that are ruined, land that cannot be cultivated anymore. The Nikkei Asian Review reports mountainous areas where population outflows continue


The CERO One Brings Japanese Sensibility & Efficiency To The World Of Utility E-bikes

September 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The CERO One e-bike is the brainchild of co-founder and CEO of CERO Bikes Kiyoshi Iwai. After yet another day of crawling through Los Angeles traffic, Kiyoshi was at his wits' end. He envisioned a Los Angeles where people moved around the sunny city on bicycles. Where smog was replaced with fresh air and hours spent in a car were exchanged for more time with family exploring the city


Tesla Has Great Potential In Asia Beyond China

August 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I want to discuss Tesla's potential to grow in the Asian market. Everybody knows China is a huge opportunity since it is both the largest auto market in the world and it seems to get pretty good support from the government, which seems to be trying to address the air pollution issue in the country, but I wanted to look at the size of all the rest of Asia


India & Australia To Lead Cost Competitive Renewables In Asia Pacific

July 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

India and Australia are expected to lead a regional shift in power generation costs over the next few years, which will see renewable energy sources become cost competitive and cheaper than fossil fuels in the next few years, according to new figures published over the weekend by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables


Siemens Gamesa Named Preferred Supplier For Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

July 1st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish offshore wind giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced last month that it had received its first preferred supplier nomination for the Japanese offshore wind industry, being nominated as preferred supplier for the Northern Akita offshore pipeline in Japan which has a capacity of up to 455 megawatts (MW). 


Global Offshore Wind To Reach 200 Gigawatts By 2030

June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Global Wind Energy Council published its inaugural Global Offshore Wind Report this week, which shows that not only has offshore wind grown at an average of 21% each year since 2013, but that the sector could install an additional 200 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by



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