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Renewables in Japan – The Big Picture

In recent months, several developments have highlighted the uncertain future of Japan’s electric power generation mix.   Worldwide supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 have brought attention to the fact that Japan has only a two-week stockpile of LNG, a resource that fuels 40% of the country’s power generation. That has renewed anxiety about Japan’s perennial […]

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Steel Production and Electric Power in Japan

Perhaps unsurprisingly for a country known for its automakers, shipbuilders, and heavy industry conglomerates, steel production is one of the most important industries in Japan. What might be more surprising, though, is that when examined closely, Japan’s steel industry presents an interesting lens through which to view the country’s electric power industry. It does so […]

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COVID-19 Exposes Vulnerabilities in Japan’s Electricity Generation

With US oil prices having gone negative for the first time in history this past Monday, it’s doubtful that there’s anyone left who hasn’t noticed the impact that COVID-19 is having on global energy markets.   Such attention-grabbing headlines should not, however, distract us from the multitude of other ways that the pandemic is affecting energy […]

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