Approximately 15% of Japan's primary energy is natural gas. At Mitsubishi Corporation, we have been engaged in natural gas operations for around 40 years, including liquefied natural gas, or LNG. We consider ourselves pioneers in the LNG business, and continue to take on new challenges in this burgeoning domain. The following are a few examples of our LNG projects.
Water is a vital ingredient for businesses, society and life in general. However, the world is currently on the brink of a water crisis. In the following feature we would like to introduce Mitsubishi Corporation's various water business initiatives. As we accumulate a range of water treatment techniques and management expertise, we look to provide comprehensive water solutions including supply and drainage services, sea water desalination and recycling of waste water. Through these efforts we are striving to meet the challenge of solving the world's water problems.
As of 2010, the worldwide energy demand is 4.6 billion kW. In ten years time, it is expected to grow to 5.5 billion kW. While on the one hand we must deal with this rapid increase in demand, we are also faced with a significant dilemma: How do we realize a low-carbon society? We introduce Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) 's initiatives in renewable energy, which may be the key to solving this dilemma. MC has been promoting the development and proliferation of clean, renewable energy sources, including solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and wind power.
Electric power infrastructure is an essential part of contemporary society, and as such needs to be safe, reliable, and affordable. We introduce Mitsubishi Corporation's electric power operations – businesses that are responding to unique needs in different regions around the world.
More environmentally friendly compared with airplanes and automobiles,rail systems are gaining favor as the most desirable form of transit infrastructure around the world.
Amid this rail renaissance, what kind of role can Japan play as one of the worlds most rail-linked countries?
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), working together with partners in various countries and regions around the world, contributes to the realization of convenient and comfortable societies through its transportation systems business, which is represented by rail systems. Projects that MC has engaged in this field are presented herein.