Kepco appeals injunction blocking restart of Takahama reactors

Apr 18, 2015

Kepco appeals injunction blocking restart of Takahama reactors

The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant whose restart was blocked this week by a court injunction said Friday it would appeal the ruling. Kansai Electric Power has submitted “a motion of complaint to Fukui district court” over Tuesday’s injunction banning the refiring of ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

by Eric Johnston

A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...

Kansai Electric applies for household rate hike

Dec 24, 2014

Kansai Electric applies for household rate hike

Kansai Electric Power Co., blaming higher fossil fuel costs, applied to the government Wednesday for permission to raise its rates for households by 10.23 percent on average starting in April. The utility, which relied heavily on nuclear power before the 2011 Fukushima crisis, last ...