Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

Jan 9, 2018

Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

The government plans to set rules to promote wind power generation, which emits only a small amount of carbon dioxide, in Japanese waters, sources said Tuesday. The rules will be specified in a bill the government plans to submit to the Diet during an ordinary ...

More than three months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

Dec 30, 2017

More than three months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4 storm. Officials said 55 ...

Higher energy costs accompany bitter cold snap in blizzard-hit U.S.

Dec 29, 2017

Higher energy costs accompany bitter cold snap in blizzard-hit U.S.

Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite ...

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

Sep 22, 2017

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

With scientists from Western nations finding it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home, China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper. China National Nuclear Power Co. this month ...

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

Aug 25, 2017

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing America's coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns but stops short of the assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared. The study, commissioned by Energy ...