Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year

Oct 25, 2014

Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year

Tokyo Electric Power Co., manager of the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is expecting to log a group pretax profit of ¥130 billion for the business year through March 2015, even without restarting the giant Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant or hiking rates again, sources familiar ...

Oct 17, 2014

Utilities pressed to make quick decision on scrapping aged reactors

The government called on Friday for utilities to swiftly decide whether to scrap aging reactors that would be particularly vulnerable in the event of a natural disaster. The pro-nuclear government, which is seeking to reactivate the nation’s idled reactors as soon as possible despite ...

Oct 17, 2014

J-Power plans new thermal plant amid nuclear shutdown

Electric Power Development Co. is planning to build a thermal power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture as nuclear reactors stay idled following the 2011 Fukushima core meltdowns, a source said Friday. The plan by the electricity wholesaler known as J-Power to build the 1,200-megawatt coal-burning ...

Oct 15, 2014

Radioactivity spikes in No. 1 reactor well water

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said there has been a sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well built by the sea at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The samples, collected from the well on Monday, contained ...

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Oct 15, 2014

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants approach capacity — but environment groups slammed the proposal as “too risky.” The government is under growing public pressure over its unpopular nuclear policy, as concerns ...

Six concepts for the future of nuclear power

Oct 14, 2014

Six concepts for the future of nuclear power

The Generation IV International Forum was created in 2000 to do research on new types of nuclear reactors to replace water-cooled models that make up the majority of today’s global nuclear fleet. The group has chosen the following systems to focus on. Sodium-cooled fast ...

Hokkaido Electric wins government OK to raise rates

Oct 14, 2014

Hokkaido Electric wins government OK to raise rates

The government on Tuesday approved Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s plan to raise household electricity bills by 15.3 percent on average, with the surge in fossil fuel costs weighing on the utility’s business in the absence of nuclear power generation following the 2011 Fukushima crisis. ...