Business Nov 2, 2016

New utilities may have to chip in for Fukushima compensation costs

The industry ministry is planning to demand that new power industry entrants shoulder a portion of the compensation payments stemming from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and to do the same for any future nuclear accidents, sources said Wednesday. The Ministry ...

Business Jan 29, 2016

Japan power use drops to 17-year-low amid slower economic growth

Power usage in Japan dropped last year to the lowest level since 1998 as households and businesses conserved electricity amid a stagnant economy and shrinking population. The country consumed 806.03 terawatt-hours of electricity from Japan's 10 regional power utilities, down 2.7 percent from 2014, according ...