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Facing headwinds at home, Europe and Japan are pushing waste-to-energy technology across South East Asia

“The project developer said all is good,” says Kampol Wadnoi, a village leader from Thalang, in the west of Thailand,…

Toshiba claims green hydrogen breakthrough with new production technology

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has developed a large-scale production technology for electrodes that significantly improves the efficiency of power-to-gas (P2G) for 'green'…

The Tortoise and the Hare: How shareholder activism can help Japan Inc catch up in the race to net zero

This year again, Japan lost ranks in the annual index that monitors progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for…

Weekly data: Japan eyes return to nuclear power

More than a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese policymakers are shifting their stance on nuclear power. Japanese Prime…

Why Japan is pushing CCS in South East Asia

In October 2020, Japan announced a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. The move was significant because the country –…

Can the G7’s “climate club” fill in the gaps to deliver on Paris?

When it comes to climate, the G7 leaders had big talk but little action at their summit in Germany at…

Toyota makes moves on India’s electric vehicle market

Toyota recently announced plans to invest $530m (Rs41.09bn) in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing in the southern Indian state of Karnataka…

Amp boosts solar power in Japan

Renewable energy developer Amp Energy recently announced it had completed four new solar PV projects in Japan in the fourth…

Weekly data: How Japan is turning its back on LNG

Resource-scarce Japan has long had to innovate to power its economy. Until recently, the country was the third-largest consumer of…

Weekly data: Japanese companies lead in solar PV innovation

Paying attention to the patent landscape is important as it reveals the leading players that could emerge in the energy…