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Japanese Offshore Wind To Hit 4 Gigawatts In 2028

February 19th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity, a 62-fold increase on 2018 figures. 


CATL & Honda Sign 56 GWh Battery Cooperation Agreement For EVs & Hybrids!

February 11th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) is one of the top suppliers of EV batteries in China and has been making inroads into supplying companies outside of China, such as BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Renault. Now we have news that Honda has signed an agreement with CATL for 56 GWh of batteries


IAEA Urges Patience For Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup

February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) completed its fourth review mission in November of Japan's efforts in decommissioning and cleaning up the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and has urged patience and public transparency as radioactive fuel debris is removed


Japanese Energy Companies Scrap 2 Gigawatt Coal Project

February 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Three Japanese energy companies announced last week that they have decided to scrap plans to build a 2 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in the Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, saying that the project would not be economically feasible. 


Updated: Carlos Ghosn In Court — Japanese Justice In The Dock

January 7th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After seven weeks in jail, Carlos Ghosn is getting a hearing in court. His lawyers can ask questions, and he can read a statement. How he should write a statement while he is denied pen and paper is beyond me. What is also beyond me is the Japanese justice system


The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scam — From George W. Bush & “The Big 3” To Toyota, Honda, & Japan

January 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

On February 6th of 2003, George W Bush gave a speech in which he touted the benefits of a hydrogen economy. Far from being farsighted or progressive, it may well have been one of the worst examples of greenwashing in our lifetime. The gist of the speech was that we should avoid raising fuel economy standards and deploying clean technologies such as electric cars and renewable energy and instead pursue a transition from fossil fuels to a hydrogen economy


Tesla = Auto Industry’s Champ In 2018

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Much of this year was marked by a massive smear campaign against Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla. FUD [fear, uncertainty, and doubt] was at an all-time high. Ignore it. If you cut through the clutter, and instead, according to Wired, "If you focus on Tesla the company, then 2018 has been very good indeed."


“EV Sales Capital Of The World” Is Shanghai

December 12th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The International Council on Clean Transportation recently released a report on EV sales around the world. It’s a fascinating document with some intriguing insights. Were you aware that over one million electric passenger vehicles were sold around the world in 2017, that China led the way with over 579,000, and that most sales of such vehicles to date have taken place in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States


China, Japan, & South Korea Lead Global Push To Expand Coal Plants

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Despite countless warnings and mounting economic evidence to the contrary, countries continue to expand the number of new coal-fired power plants, a push which is currently being led by China, Japan, and South Korea, according to the latest figures from CoalSwarm released last week


CCS Becoming Dominant DC Charging Standard In Europe — Will Nissan Drop CHAdeMO?

November 22nd, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Recent and upcoming EVs are designed for DC fast charging speeds of 100 kW and more, and are overwhelmingly favouring CCS as the standard charging architecture. Next-generation charging networks in Europe and the US are also favouring CCS. Despite its early lead, CHAdeMO now looks to be falling behind


82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by



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