Japan may pull support from a quarter of clean-energy projects

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry assesses that approximately 27.7 GW of energy projects failed to meet a government deadline and risk losing state funding.

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About a quarter of all approved clean-energy projects in Japan may no longer qualify for government incentives after failing to meet a deadline to secure grid access, according to preliminary estimates from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Some 456,000 projects totaling 27.7 gigawatts failed to get connections to the grid from local utilities by a government-imposed deadline, the ministry said in the report, adding that the final number could be smaller.

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