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What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

If the world is to decarbonise, Australia’s key trading partners of ours must be part of that shift. That means zero emissions hydrogen fuels – powered by wind and solar – replacing coal and gas exports.

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Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Investors are keen for renewables, a phenomenon that is freshly apparent in Japan’s continuing momentum across both domestic and overseas activity.

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Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japanese thermal power generation could decline to 40% below 2015 levels by 2030 as government turns to renewables and energy efficiency.

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Contrasting fortunes in Japanese and Indian solar

Contrasting fortunes in Japanese and Indian solar

Falling solar costs deflate Japanese solar panel manufacturers, boost prospects for India market. China moves forward on carbon market.

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Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam parliament votes to scrap plans to build 4GW of nuclear power, citing declining electricity demand and a doubling in the cost of the two plants to $US18 billion.

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Nuclear: The slow death of fast reactors

Nuclear: The slow death of fast reactors

Japan’s decision to abandon the Monju fast reactor is another nail in the coffin for Generation IV nuclear technology.

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Japan, China face mounting risks of stranded coal investments

Japan, China face mounting risks of stranded coal investments

Changes sweeping the electricity sectors in Japan and China suggest a hugely uncertain future for coal-fired power and a rapidly increasing risk of stranded assets.

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Japan is living up to its nickname as the land of the rising sun

Japan is living up to its nickname as the land of the rising sun

Japan is putting almost $20bn annually into new solar developments that are bringing 8GW of solar-powered electricity online per year.

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As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

Japan’s power-sector transformation continues with a 2.7 per cent decline in electricity demand over 2015.

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Japan to hit solar peak of 14.3GW this year, finds BNEF

Japan to hit solar peak of 14.3GW this year, finds BNEF

Years of steady growth in Japan’s solar sector are poised to peak this year as the country prepares to install close to 14GW of new capacity.

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Barclays to offer solar bonds for 300MW in Japan

Barclays to offer solar bonds for 300MW in Japan

British banking and investment group Barclays is set to begin offering solar bonds in Japan next year.