Feb 6, 2015

Kyushu Electric still preparing Sendai nuclear reactor papers

Kyushu Electric Power Co. is still preparing documents needed for two reactors at its Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima Prefecture to pass regulatory examinations that will enable their restart, over four months after they were given the green light, officials said Thursday. The ...

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

Jul 16, 2014

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

The Nuclear Regulation Authority was expected Wednesday to approve the restart of two atomic reactors, in a move likely to ignite fresh protests over returning to the technology more than three years after the Fukushima meltdown crisis started. NRA officials were to make public ...

Energy rivals to face eased demand

Dec 31, 2013

Energy rivals to face eased demand


Even as new renewable energy projects come online and changes in the law designed to increase competition and use power generated from all sources more efficiently start to come into effect this year, predictions for the nation’s energy landscape show total energy consumption slightly ...

Sep 26, 2013

Niigata governor gives Tepco green light on reactor inspections

Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Thursday that he basically approves of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to request government safety tests for two idled reactors at the world’s largest nuclear power plant, paving the way to restarting them. Izumida’s assent allows the beleaguered utility ...

Mar 1, 2013

More reactors to restart if safety verified: Amari

The government will permit the restart of more nuclear reactors if their safety is confirmed, economic revitalization minister Akira Amari said Thursday. He made the remark in a meeting in Tokyo with Kansai Economic Federation Chairman Shosuke Mori, who asked that idled reactors be ...