Sep 10, 2016

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with Iran's Gulf Arab neighbors, even after a deal limiting ...

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 ...

Feb 28, 2014

Retail electricity market bills passed

The government approved bills Friday that will set the stage for Japan to move ahead with liberalization of the retail electricity market, something that has largely been dominated by regional monopolies over the past 60 years. The liberalization of the market for households and other ...

Oct 29, 2013

Chubu Electric seventh utility to seek household rate hike

Chubu Electric Power Co. made it official Tuesday and applied for approval to raise household electricity fees, the seventh utility to seek higher rates amid the nuclear shutdown caused by the Fukushima disaster. In its request filed with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, ...

Brazil dams Amazon to feed energy-hungry economy

Feb 11, 2013

Brazil dams Amazon to feed energy-hungry economy

When it is completed in 2015, the Jirau hydroelectric dam will span the Madeira River, feature more giant turbines than any other dam in the world and hold as much concrete as 47 towers the size of New York's Empire State Building. And then there ...