Asia Pacific Aug 4, 2019

Major blackout darkens Jakarta, neighboring provinces on Java

Indonesia's state power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) estimates it will take a further three hours to restore electricity to Jakarta following a major power blackout in the capital and surrounding provinces, the company's acting chief executive said Sunday. "Hopefully for the Jakarta system, ...

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

World 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. ...

Business / Economy 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 ...