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Earthquake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant is partially restarted

Sep 19, 2018

Earthquake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant is partially restarted

The largest coal-fired power plant in Hokkaido restarted one of its three turbines Wednesday, almost two weeks after a powerful earthquake rocked Japan's northernmost main island. The restart of the No. 1 unit at Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomato-Atsuma plant eases worries about another power ...

Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

Jun 11, 2016

Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning. ...

/ May 12, 2015

Kepco to raise household electricity rate by 8.36%

Kansai Electric Power Co. will raise the amount it charges households for electricity by an average of 8.36 percent starting June 1, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. Higher imported fossil fuel costs are weighing on the firm's earnings in the absence of nuclear power ...