Japan jostles for the clean energy lead

Japan’s renewable energy tariffs, combined with a little reported push on energy storage batteries, could place it in a league of its own in the clean energy sector. Meanwhile, EVs are making a bigger impact in the US.

That Japan launched its generous feed-in tariff scheme for solar, wind, biomass and geothermal on July 1 is well-known. It made another announcement last week on energy-storage batteries that could place it in an altogether different league in the clean energy industry.


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