Japan Unveils Deregulation Plan to Boost Clean Energy Use

(BLOOMBERG) Japan plans to speed up the process of environmental impact assessments for wind farms and ease regulations for solar power plants as it prepares to start a feed-in tariff program in July.

The Cabinet Office today unveiled a set of measures and policies to promote renewable energy and energy saving and reform the country’s power distribution systems.

The move comes as Japan seeks to diversify its energy mix following the devastating nuclear accident a year ago at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant.

Read full article by Chisaki Watanabe via Bloomberg News in BUSINESS WEEK

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