March 21, 2012
The smart money is on “smart condominiums,” say oil and gas companies and real estate firms looking to create highly energy efficient living spaces.
March 08, 2012
The government looks set to introduce an environment tax in October that would cost a typical household an additional 100 yen a month and generate 260 billion yen ($3.2 billion) a year in new revenue.
March 06, 2012
SB Energy Corp. said March 5 it plans to construct four large-scale solar farms in Japan, a move prompted by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake and a shift toward natural energy projects.
March 05, 2012
The government’s plan to allow businesses to build geothermal plants in national parks is expected to start in the prefecture that is home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
February 25, 2012
SEOUL--Emboldened by the success of the German Green Party, a green party calling for a move away from nuclear energy will be established in South Korea in early March.
February 21, 2012
With the wind at its back, global wind power generation capacity has increased 10-fold over the past decade and is on pace to surpass nuclear power output within five years, according to industry experts.
February 19, 2012
A group of companies, including Hitachi Ltd., plans to invest 3.5 billion yen ($44 million) to build a large solar power plant on the disaster-hit Oshika Peninsula in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
February 16, 2012
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea --When 45-year-old office worker Cho Yong-mi walks outside, she carries with her a handheld device provided by KT, a major South Korean telecom provider.
February 15, 2012
The Environment Ministry will allow the extraction of geothermal heat from national parks for power generation by easing restrictions intended to preserve the scenery and prevent the destruction of ecosystems, sources said.
February 11, 2012
GUANGZHOU, China -- Canada's prime minister on Friday made his strongest comments yet in support of a proposed pipeline from oil-rich Alberta to the Pacific coast, saying his government was committed to ensuring the controversial project went ahead.
February 01, 2012
The industry ministry will offer subsidies, tax breaks and other financial incentives to expand power grids for wind power generation amid potential electricity shortages in Japan following the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture.
January 31, 2012
An Environment Ministry panel on Jan. 30 compiled a proposal for a new recycling system to extract rare, precious and other reusable metals from 96 small home electronic devices, including cellphones and digital cameras.
January 28, 2012
A program to allow companies to install solar panels on the roofs of private homes will be introduced by the government before the onset of summer, industry ministery Yukio Edano said.
January 24, 2012
An increasing number of businesses are offering services to evaluate green power generation to help search for optimal locations to set up solar panels and wind turbines.
January 22, 2012
Staying in an "eco-house," a home built by the city to let the wind pass through and block the sunlight so that its inhabitants can go without air conditioning, offers an introduction to the energy conservation commitment in Miyakojima, an island 300 kilometers southwest of Okinawa's main island.
January 22, 2012
JOHANNESBURG--A pneumatic drill blasts out air as it bores holes in the bedrock of a mine 350 meters underground. Workers covered in mud crawl through a muggy and soggy tunnel only a meter high to place explosives in a hole.
January 21, 2012
WASHINGTON/HONG KONG -- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it was launching an investigation that could lead to steep import duties on more than $100 million worth of wind energy towers from China and Vietnam.
January 14, 2012
LAS VEGAS--Energy-saving household systems and solar cells were among environmentally friendly products that took center stage at the International Consumer Electronics Show held here from Jan. 10-13.
January 10, 2012
DETROIT--The annual North American International Auto Show, one of the industry's biggest events in the United States, opened here on Jan. 9 with environmentally friendly vehicles and flashy sports cars taking center stage.
January 03, 2012
Insurers have begun offering policies to solar power plant operators that will compensate for lost revenue due to cloudy days, a move that could give momentum to solar power generation as a viable alternative energy source.