G20 Ministers Discuss Environment And Energy

G20 ministers discuss environment and energy

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations began two-day talks in central Japan on Saturday.

The meeting in the town of Karuizawa is being chaired by Japan's industry minister Hiroshige Seko and Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada.

Sony Moves Up Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal By A Decade

Sony Moves Up Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal By A Decade

It has been a month since Sony announced its plan to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its operations across the globe by 2040. Sony has now said that it’s moving this goal forward by a decade for the United States. It’s now planning to use 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its U.S. operations by 2030.

Sony Pledges To Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2040

Sony Pledges To Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2040

Some of the world’s major tech companies have pledged to use eventually use 100 percent renewable energy and Sony is joining that list today. The Japanese tech giant has confirmed that it’s aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its global operations by 2040. It’s joining the RE100 initiative operated by the international NGO The Climate Group. More than 140 companies worldwide have committed to RE100 so far.

Nissan Launches A Solar Energy Package Of Its Own

Nissan Launches A Solar Energy Package Of Its Own

Nissan has been a player in the electric car market for a long time and now after launching its revamped Leaf electric car, the company has decided to offer an all-in-one solar energy storage solution much like the one Tesla offers in the United States. The solution will be backed by Nissan’s xStorage home battery as part of the Nissan Energy Solar home energy scheme.

Tesla has long been selling its Powerwall batteries for home energy storage solutions and has recently been selling photovoltaic panels as well to provide a one-stop solution for those looking to switch their homes to solar energy.

Nissan Has Announced The Launch Of Nissan Energy Solar, A Company That Will Provide Solar Panels And Energy Storage Systems In Uk

Nissan has announced the launch of Nissan Energy Solar, a company that will provide solar panels and energy storage systems in UKNissan has just announced the launch of Nissan Energy Solar, a company that will provide solar panels and energy storage systems to UK homeowners.

Seemingly taking a leaf out of Tesla's playbook, Nissan Energy Solar will offer customers a solar setup with six panels and optional ‘xStorageHome' batteries that can store surplus electricity for later use. For example, the energy in the batteries could be during the night or on overcast days.

Nissan Improves Energy Density Of Leaf Ev's Battery Pack

Nissan Improves Energy Density of Leaf EV's Battery Pack

The drive range of the new Leaf electric vehicle (EV) is 400km (approx 249 miles) per change (under the JC08 test mode), which is about 40% longer than that of the previous model of the Leaf.

Nissan Motor Co Ltd announced the new Leaf Sept 6, 2017. The drive range was increased by improving the energy density of the battery pack. While the size of the new model's battery pack is equivalent to that of the previous model's battery pack, the battery capacity was increased from 30kWh to 40kWh.

Honda To Present Power Manager Concept Smart Energy System At Frankfurt

Honda to present Power Manager Concept smart energy system at FrankfurtHonda will present its all-new Power Manager Concept, a fully-integrated energy transfer system, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September.
The system is designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid. It enables the collection and distribution of electricity between the grid, homes and businesses and electric vehicles, to intelligently balance demand and efficient storage of energy. Honda will apply its Power Manager technology as part of a smart grid pilot scheme in the west of France.

Towards A Hydrogen Society : Toyota France Supports Energy Observer, The World's First Hydrogen-powered Boat

Towards a hydrogen society : Toyota France supports Energy Observer, the world's first hydrogen-powered boatLast month, the first around the world hydrogen-powered boat, Energy Observer set off on a world tour. Its goal is to be the first ship capable of producing its hydrogen “live” during stopovers and navigation. It will act as a floating smart grid system, absorbing solar, wind and wave energy. It draws its power directly from the nature, without harming it.

This experimental science vessel will travel around the world during 6 years, navigating through 50 countries and stopping in 101 ports of call.Toyota France provided the crew with 8 vehicles to be used during each layover in the cities: 6 from the Toyota hybrid range and 2 Mirai.

Toshiba 100kw Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System To Provide Clean Energy

Toshiba 100kW Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System to provide clean energy to Tokyu REI hotel in KawasakiToshiba will supply a 100kW Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System to Tokyo-based chemical company- Showa Denko. Hydrogen to fuel the system will be extracted from recycled used plastics by Showa Denko, and the fuel cell will help to meet the energy needs of a new Tokyu REI hotel under construction in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture. Hot water cogenerated with the electricity will also be utilized in the hotel, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

Takenaka Realizes 'net Zero Energy Building' With 40kw Pv System

Takenaka Realizes 'Net Zero Energy Building' With 40kW PV System

Takenaka Corp announced May 17, 2017, that the energy balance of its Minami-Kanto branch office (Chuo-ku, Chiba Prefecture) has become "positive" throughout the year.

The two-story office building was completed in 2003 with a site area of 1,432m2 and a total floor area of 1,318m2. Takenaka renovated the building to reduce its power consumption and installed a solar power generation system while the office was being in normal operation. The renovation period was from October 2015 to March 2016.

Energy Unit Controlled Wine Cellar Exhibited At Trade Show

Fuel Cell-controlled Wine Cellar Exhibited at Trade Show

Meiko Co Ltd (Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture) displayed a model of a wine basement utilizing a power device in the Yamanashi Prefecture Pavilion of FC Expo 2017, which occurred from March 1 to 3, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.

Meiko is an organization that creates items utilizing vacuum and plasma advancements. The wine basement, "FC Wine Cellar Cube," has numerous compartments for wine, each of which is utilized to contain a jug of wine. The temperature is autonomously controlled in every compartment.

Japan's Firm Sees Renewable Energy On Rise, But Challenges Remain

Japan's firm sees renewable energy on rise, but challenges remainKen Isono has an insatiable appetite for going to different places, learning about them and connecting with local people.
It was when he traveled to over 30 countries as a backpacker in his final year of university that he became aware of the gravity of global environmental challenges and started to believe in the potential of renewable energy as a viable solution.