Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

Feb 5, 2016

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign ...

Jan 30, 2016

Takahama plant's No. 3 reactor reaches criticality

The No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture reached criticality Saturday morning following its reactivation the previous afternoon, Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The self-sustained fission reaction started at 6 a.m., according to Kepco, which serves western Japan. The reboot ...

Jan 29, 2016

Japan power use drops to 17-year-low amid slower economic growth

Power usage in Japan dropped last year to the lowest level since 1998 as households and businesses conserved electricity amid a stagnant economy and shrinking population. The country consumed 806.03 terawatt-hours of electricity from Japan’s 10 regional power utilities, down 2.7 percent from 2014, ...

Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

Jan 28, 2016

Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is not over five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered the meltdowns. “There is no doubt” radioactive materials have been seeping into the sea after ...