Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Sep 16, 2015

Solar power farms grow in shadow of Fukushima plant

Parcels of farmland totaling 250 hectares near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are returning to life and being covered with solar panels, amid government incentives to invest in renewable power. At least one village has set up its own tiny power company, ...

Feb 27, 2015

Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors

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The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections. The decision by ...