Japanese firms shift to clean energy despite state’s cling to nuclear power. While Japan’s government clings to atomic power even after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, its private sector is moving ahead with more use of renewables to power their operations amid growing international awareness of global warming. Daiwa House Industries Co, for instance, became in March a member of both RE100 (Renewable Electricity) and EP100 (Energy Productivity), two global initiatives by the Climate Group. RE100 is a global, collaborative initiative of influential businesses committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity, while EP100 brings together companies committed to doubling energy productivity to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Among RE100’s 136 members are U.S. General Motors Co and Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever.
Japan Today 24th June 2018 read more »