Why Is Japan Not a Leader in Renewables?

It is curious given Japan is so resource poor when it comes to just about everything and the role energy resources played in WW2. It seems even more puzzling when it comes to lithium ion batteries for EVs. The Japanese have stubbornly resisted this trend and instead placed their bet on hydrogen fuel cells and the quote below seems to be the reason. They would finally have their energy source and one of its uses would be to produce hydrogen.

On 2/5/2019 at 2:59 PM, ceo_energemsier said:

They also have massive reserves of methane hydrates

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