Feed in Tariff (FIT)

The Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for renewable energy was introduced in 2012 to promote renewable energy development in Japan such as solar, wind, and biomassInitially, the purchase price was set much higher than the market price, which led to the rapid expansion of renewable energy. At the same time, however, adverse effects have also arisen, such as the construction of solar power plants that involve the destruction of forests and biomass power plants that import large amounts of fuel produced by destroying forests overseas. FoE Japan works to ensure the renewable energy development not harm communities and envionment by research and advocacy.


[NGO Joint Statement] Co-firing of Biomass in Coal Plants or Conversion of Coal Power Plants to Dedicated Biomass Power Plants is Greenwashing –Biomass accelerates climate change and destroys forest ecosystems


[NGO Joint Statement]Stop Biomass Power Generation with Large-scale Fuel Import


[Press Release] 35 Environmental Groups From 15 Countries Ask Shareholders of H.I.S. to Urge Them to Stop Palm Oil Power Plant – “Be a Responsible Shareholder”


Submission of Request on Biomass Power Generation – Businesses with High Environmental Impacts Must be Excluded from Feed-in Tariff