Monthly Archives: February 2014

Reflections on Renewable Energy Past, Present, Future

By Eric Martinot

The year 2014 represents to me the end of ten years of phenomenal growth for renewable energy and the beginning of a new phase of renewable energy development. This new phase will be markedly different from the past ten years.  So I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect a bit on the past, present, and future of renewables, based on my 25 years of experience in the field.

One of the important reasons for this type of perspective is that the current market, technology, and… Read the rest

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Japan Renewables Updates/Info/News

A number of English-language materials and videos are now available that provide an updated view of the Japanese renewable energy situation. In addition, the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation has just compiled a extensive list of recent English-language news clippings about energy policy in Japan (below).

Status of Renewable Energy in Japan, presentation slides by Hironao Matsubara, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (February 2014). 

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