Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

Nov 30, 2016

Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

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The sun is setting on Japan’s clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. Workers at the floating power station, one of the world’s biggest, have ...

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

Nov 25, 2016

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

A well-connected Indonesian marine renewable energy company and OpenHydro, a unit of French state-owned naval defense company DCNS, aim to be the first to plug into the vast untapped tidal energy potential of the world’s biggest archipelago. Renewables have so far played little part ...

Sep 10, 2016

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran’s nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors, even after a deal ...

Aug 26, 2016

Electricity to be restored on Sakhalin Island after three-day outage

Residents on the Russian island of Sakhalin face restored electricity supplies on Saturday, three days after an outage plunged most of the island into darkness. A power transmission line failed in the early hours on Wednesday, leaving 12 districts without electricity, including the towns ...

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Aug 25, 2016

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Miniature nuclear power plants could help solve Britain’s looming power crunch, rather than the delayed $24 billion Hinkley project, companies developing the technology say. Small modular reactors (SMRs) using current or new technology would be able to produce around a tenth of the electricity ...

Ikata nuclear plant's No. 3 reactor begins generating power

Aug 15, 2016

Ikata nuclear plant's No. 3 reactor begins generating power

The Ikata nuclear plant began generating electricity Monday, ahead of its planned reconnection to the grid on Sept. 7, operator Shikoku Electric Power Co. said. The plant in Ehime Prefecture is one of only two nuclear power stations currently operating in Japan, despite the ...