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July 11, 2017

Trump’s Paris Accord Exit Is a Rebuke to US Industry

US President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but this ...

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December 26, 2016

The Paris Agreement and Japan’s Energy Risks

The world is making a dynamic shift to clean energy sources, with the Paris Agreement entering into force just a ...

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July 20, 2016

Five Key Perspectives for Japan’s Energy Mix
Need for Close Attention to Shifting Domestic and Global Realities

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry issued an energy outlook In July 2015 indicating the future composition of Japan’s ...

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March 01, 2016

Can China Curb Carbon Emissions?

In the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change, all eyes are on China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, ...

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December 08, 2013

China’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Advances

While environment-related news from China usually focuses on the country’s polluted air and water, great strides are also being made ...

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April 23, 2013

Tackling Japan’s Energy Crisis

The nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami spurred the DPJ government to undertake a wholesale review ...

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February 13, 2013

Solar Lanterns Brighten Future for Afghans

Former Acumen fellow Chikako Fujita, who wrote a 10-part series on her year-long fellowship at a social enterprise in India, ...

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June 21, 2012

Rebuilding Japan’s Energy Policy

POLICY PROPOSAL: The 2011 accident in Fukushima has deeply shaken the Japanese people's faith in nuclear energy, and the government ...

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October 24, 2011

Getting Serious About New Energy: Lessons from Spain

While alternative energy receives a good deal of lip service in Japan, the conventional wisdom is that the country lacks ...

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September 19, 2011

Can Japan Make the Transition from Nuclear to Renewable Energy?

Resources were mobilized following the Fukushima nuclear accident that would have not been possible under normal circumstances. Why is it, ...

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