Japan could reach 35% renewables by 2030. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands addresses a bid gone bad.
Japan: Share of Renewable Energy Output Could Reach 35% by 2030
The senior executive operating officer at Siemens Japan K.K. told press this month that renewable energy could account for up to 35% of Japan’s energy capacity by 2030. The percentage in 2011 was 19%. The country also continues to use nuclear energy after the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011, but the share of nuclear is projected to fall from 20% in 2011 to 15% by 2030, Kenichi Fujita added. Eenews.net
Northern Mariana Islands: OPA Reaches Decision on KUTh Appeals
KUTh Energy Ltd. (Australia), the company whose bid to develop geothermal energy on Saipan was canceled months later, has now been granted one of two procurement appeals by the Office of the Public Auditor. The decision allows the company to be a prospective bidder in a revised solicitation. “KUTh shall be considered a prospective bidder that was aggrieved at not being considered for the -024 RFP award due to its detrimental reliance on what it was being told by [Commonwealth Utilities Corp.],” OPA was quoted in local press. KUTh’s other appeal, denied by OPA, alleged CUC had dealt with KUTh in bad faith by canceling the original RFP. Saipantribune.com