Japan

The Energy Mix Review in Japan – A Glimpse of the Future

The energy mix review in Japan will show the world how determined the country is to fulfil its 2050 net-zero goal and ensure a green future.

Potential of Renewable Energy in Japan

Japan's road towards renewable energy dominance in the country's mix won't be smooth, it is feasible and will unlock several energy investment opportunities.

Japan’s EV Sales Boom: The Hunger for Electric Cars

Historically one of the world's leading auto manufacturers, Japan is lagging behind China and the West with EV's. The country must expand its work in the EV market, even if it comes at the expense of its hydrogen projects.

Accelerating Japan’s Energy Transition: A Possible and Much-Needed Mission

Nothing is stopping Japan from becoming a climate leader except for its own actions. If it abandons fossil fuels and embraces renewables, it could build a resilient, sustainable and self-sufficient energy system.

Japan’s Coal Obsession

Japan is one of the largest fossil fuel advocates. Its unwillingness to abandon fossil fuels is costly for all of Asia and the globe.

The West Divests While Japan Continues Financing Russian Fossil Fuels

The Russia-Ukraine war is the latest example of Japan's dependence on fossil fuels. This time, however, not sanctioning oil and gas imports will bring on greater reputational risk for Japan and its corporate sector.

The Japan Transition Bonds Programme and the Transition Washing Concerns

In the era of ESG-conscious investors, green and transition washing moves are quickly found out. The case of JERA and Tokyo Gas transition bonds programs risk eroding the trust of the financial industry in Japan and its clean energy transition commitments.

What Is Behind the Japan Ammonia Greenwash Accusations?

The Japan ammonia greenwash accusations are the latest testament of the country's hesitance to actively pursue a renewable-led future. After hydrogen, it now looks towards another fuel that experts consider more of a distraction, rather than a solution.

Japan’s Hydrogen Strategy – A Detour to Carbon Neutrality

A country as developed as Japan should be leading the global clean energy transition. Yet, the progress within its domestic energy market leaves a lot to be desired. What the country needs is to focus on measures aligned to the vision for a more sustainable Japan. And prioritizing renewables instead of hydrogen might be a good starting point.

Tokyo Olympics is Putting Sustainability First and Promoting Net-Zero Goals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently made several major announcements regarding its push towards carbon...

Is Tokyo 2021 the Environmental Turning Point for the Olympics?

The Tokyo 2021 (previously 2020) Olympics is getting considerable press as a ‘green’ games. Both...

G7 Summit: Activists Demand Fair Share Of Climate Finance

G7 climate finance pledge not fulfilling for activists

Why Asian Financiers Are Still Financing Coal

Global banks have funneled trillions of dollars in coal financing since the Paris Climate Agreement...

Offshore Wind Power – Key to Japan’s 2050 Net-Zero Goal

In October 2020, Japan’s Prime Minister announced a net-zero goal by 2050. Considering the sluggish...

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