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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 30, 2023
Momentum grows over a 'just' climate transition in Japan, but more action needed
The government and NGOs have begun to engage with the climate issue, but more work needs to be done to ensure workers in high-emitting industries and regions don’t get left behind.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 28, 2023
Kyushu Electric to raise ¥200 billion to fund green transition
Japanese utilities were hit by high fuel costs last year as a post-pandemic energy crisis was exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2023
Three Japanese utilities report combined ¥134 billion loss on high fuel prices
Having nuclear power among its energy sources helped Kansai Electric Power to manage a net profit of ¥17.7 billion but it was still 79% lower than in the 2021 fiscal year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2023
How solar roofs are being used to power electric cars
The future of solar-powered vehicles is becoming clear: smaller, lighter, cheaper and a subtle augmentation electric driving, rather than power it in full.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 2, 2023
Biden’s landmark climate bill lures China’s clean energy giants
China’s leading renewables firms are joining the rush to open factories in the U.S. after Washington passed a landmark climate bill that supports local clean energy manufacturing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2023
Power supply forecast to remain tight for Tokyo this summer
The reserve power supply capacity ratio in the Tokyo area in July could drop to 3%, the lowest level for maintaining stable supply, if an extreme heat grips the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 31, 2023
Three Japan utilities face record-high antitrust fines over alleged cartel
The penalty — a total of ¥101 billion — is the highest ever imposed by the Fair Trade Commission for a violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2023
Missed rate hikes to stick Japanese utilities with revenue shortfall
Japan's government is taking time to approve the requests from utilities such as Tepco to ease the historically high inflation burden on consumers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2023
Japanese government to curb household power rate hikes
The economy industry plans to reduce hikes in household electricity bills given a recent decline in fuel import prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 25, 2023
Some Japanese utilities may see price hikes delayed until after April
At a meeting Friday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura to conduct 'strict and careful screenings' of the applications for price hikes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2023
Takahama nuclear reactor in Fukui halted after alert goes off
The No. 4 reactor was halted after an alert went off warning of a rapid decrease in the number of neutrons.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 26, 2023
As Japan's energy firms raise prices, here is how to cut electricity use
Seven major electric companies have applied to the industry ministry to boost its energy prices, causing further concern to households worried about rising costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 24, 2023
Tepco seeks to raise household power prices by 30% from June
The move follows five other Japanese electric utilities that have already applied to raise prices by between 28% and 46% from April due to soaring fuel procurement costs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2023
Power conservation may lead to higher mortality risk, study claims
Researchers estimated that about 7,710 people died prematurely in Japan each year during energy savings campaigns in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2023
Tokyo court upholds acquittal for ex-Tepco executives over Fukushima nuclear crisis
The court's decision followed a 2019 ruling that the utility's former chairman and two former vice presidents could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2022
Watchdog OKs new rules to allow Japan's nuclear plants to operate beyond 60 years
The move comes as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pushes continued use of older nuclear plants in the years ahead to meet national carbon reduction goals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2022
Tokyo's solar panel mandate a major shift in a country where fossil fuels reign
The capital is moving to break away from a longtime reliance on other regions — and planet-warming fossil fuels — to meet its massive energy demand.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2022
Japanese power utilities to face record antitrust fines
The figure dwarfs current record fine of u00a539.9 billion handed to eight major Japanese road-paving companies in 2019 for fixing asphalt mixture prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 1, 2022
Japan starts power-saving period amid fear of supply crunch
The nationwide power saving scheme is the first to span the winter months since 2015.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2022
Japan studies plan to extend life of 60-year-old nuclear plants
Officials are studying a plan to exclude periods when reactors were offline from an existing limit on their lifespan, which would allow some facilities to operate for longer.

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