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UTILITIES

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2021
Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥278 million over Fukushima crisis
The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had dismissed the state's responsibility for the 2011 nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2021
Texas winter freeze shows U.S. isn't ready for climate change, White House says
Washington rejected claims by Texas officials that power outages had been caused by 'green energy,' while angry residents point to the state's failure to winterize infrastructure.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2021
In Texas black-swan blackout, everything went wrong at once
The greatest forced blackout in U.S. history, as this event has almost certainly become, was the result of a systemic and multifaceted failure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 16, 2021
Japan's stressed power grid faces new test with Arctic blast on way
While Japan is unlikely to see millions plunged into blackouts as in the U.S. currently, the country narrowly avoided power cuts only last month in another wintry spell.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2021
Mayor gives Japan's first approval for restart of reactors over 40 years old
Takahama Mayor Yutaka Nose reached his decision after receiving assurances from the government that it would boost revitalization projects and the town's funding.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 6, 2021
Japan’s historic power market rally triggers government probe
Most households and businesses won't be affected by the volatility, as nearly all power supply contracts are linked to rates independent from the spot market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 30, 2020
Japan net zero plan hits speed bump as small utilities balk
Hokkaido Electric Power Co. and Shikoku Electric Power Co. said this week they can't set deadlines to become emissions neutral because it's too costly.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2020
Tsunami-hit Onagawa reactor to get restart OK by year's end
The governor of Miyagi Prefecture would become the first to greenlight the restart of a nuclear plant damaged in the 3/11 disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2020
Power firm JERA to shut inefficient coal-fired plants by 2030
The firm also said it aims to achieve net zero emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2020
Japan’s offshore wind backers see clean heir to coal and nuclear
Offshore wind could help replace facilities built during Japan's economic boom from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 12, 2020
Japan’s nuclear fuel imports almost zero in 2019 as industry stagnates
Only nine of the 54 reactors operating before the Fukushima disaster are currently online.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 7, 2020
Energy traders flock to Japan and its $136 billion 'dream' market
Power experts say the potential for price volatility and arbitrage in Japan are a trader's dream.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 5, 2020
Japan's industry ministry reviewing power line rules to bolster renewable energy
Under the current rules, distribution of electricity generated by coal-fired thermal power is prioritized and limited capacity makes adding renewable sources difficult.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Jul 16, 2020
Japan’s phaseout plan forces utilities to rethink reliance on coal
After the Fukushima disaster woke Japan to the dangers of atomic power, utilities went back to coal. Now what will they do?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2020
Tepco unit launches giant vertical farm in Shizuoka powered by artificial lighting
The LED-powered farm can yield up to 5 tons of produce a day, making it one of the largest such facilities in the world and a boon to Japan's aging farmers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2020
Tepco plans ¥2 trillion green power push by 2030
The spending plans are among the most ambitious from Japanese utilities, which lag global peers in shifting away from fossil fuels.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2020
Second Kyushu Electric reactor halted over delayed anti-terror steps
The utility aims to bring the reactor back online on Jan. 26 next year after making the required changes,
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 20, 2020
Takahama mayor linked to Kepco bribery scandal re-elected
Yutaka Nose secured his fourth term as mayor of Takahama in Fukui Prefecture on Sunday, even though his town and he himself have been embroiled in a bribery scandal involving Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kepco) and a former deputy mayor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 30, 2020
Kepco vows to clean up its act after Takahama nuclear bribery scandal
Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday pledged to improve its corporate governance after the former deputy mayor of a town that hosts one of its nuclear plants was found to have bribed company executives for decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / EXPLAINER
Mar 29, 2020
A closer look at Kansai Electric and its gift-giving scandal
Earlier this month, Kansai Electric Power Co. concluded that scores of its employees had received cash and gifts worth hundreds of millions of yen from an influential politician in a Fukui Prefecture town where the utility operates a nuclear power plant. The revelations by Kepco's investigative panel...

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