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Japan Faces Power Outages, Residents Urged To Conserve Energy
2012-05-20 05:06:00

A Japanese government panel warned that there could be power outages this summer if three Japanese utilities do not get much needed energy from nuclear reactors that have been on shutdown since the Fukushima crisis more than a year ago. Of the three, Kansai Electric Power Co. could face the biggest shortage of 14.9 percent, as it is the most reliant on nuclear power, the panel reported on May 12. In face of the potential power shortages, Japan is urging businesses and residences to cut...

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2011-06-07 11:25:00

A report from the Japanese government to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) details that officials were unprepared for a nuclear accident on the scale of the one at the Fukushima plant, BBC News reports.  The report highlights that poor oversight may also have contributed to the crisis. Authorities have pledged to make the country's nuclear regulator (NISA) independent of the industry ministry, which also promotes nuclear power. This report comes after NISA doubled its initial...

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2009-04-09 11:28:05

A Japanese government safety commission has approved the reopening of the world's largest nuclear power plant just two years after an earthquake resulted in a radioactive leak. The generator now needs approval from Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida, as well as the heads of Kashiwazaki City and the village of Kariwa before resuming operation. "We are still unclear as to when the governments can give the final endorsements to Tokyo Electric," Takeshi Kumakura of Niigata's nuclear safety...

2008-09-22 18:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The volume of carbon dioxide emitted by Japanese power firms in fiscal 2007 rose 10.5 pct from a year earlier, an industry group said Monday. The average emission amount at 10 regional electric utility firms and two power developers for the year that ended in March came to 0.453 kilogram per kilowatt-hour, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan said. The increase was attributed to a sharp growth in thermal power generation following the shutdown...

2008-08-14 18:00:39

Tokyo, Aug. 14 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s electricity supply capacity will be tested as early as next week, when offices and factories resume work after the Bon summer holidays. The biggest Japanese power supplier, wary of possible supply shortages stemming from the suspension of an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant in northern Japan since July last year, now expects this summer's power demand in its service area, which includes Tokyo, to peak next week. To avoid the...

2008-07-29 06:00:44

Tokyo Electric Power, the biggest utility in Asia, projected a record loss for this business year, hurt by soaring energy prices and the indefinite closure of a quake-hit nuclear power plant. Tepco's earnings have been hit hard since a powerful earthquake last July forced it to halt operations at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in northern Japan. The closure of the plant, which accounts for about 13 percent of Tepco's total power capability, has forced it to increase purchases of...

2008-07-03 18:00:35

Tokyo, July 3 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has secured enough electricity for up to 66.7 million kilowatts for the three months starting this month. The company increased its supply capacity by boosting output at its power plants and purchasing privately generated electricity, it said. As a result, the company is expected to have a reserve capacity to supply 5.6 million kilowatts more than its estimate for demand of 61.1 million kilowatts during the high season...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. is mulling overhauling its electricity rate structure to adequately reflect surging fuel costs traced to higher crude oil prices, a move that may lead to a steep rate hike from October, informed sources said Thursday. Japanese power suppliers set their electricity rates based on two calculation formats--one that is designed to automatically reflect fuel price fluctuations every three months and the other that fully incorporates various...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday the company will overhaul its electricity rate structure in the autumn to adequately reflect surging fuel costs stemming from higher crude oil prices, a move expected to lead to a steep rate hike in January. The company will report the revised rate-setting guidelines to the government in July and use them when it revises rates in January next year. For the period until the end of this year, the company will consider...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.