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Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030

Sep 18 2018

TOKYO Japan's Marubeni Corp said it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and will halve its net coal power generating capacity of about 3 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle global climate change.

RPT-Hokkaido races to secure power supplies before winter grips island

Sep 16 2018

* Govt eases power saving targets after quake-related blackouts

Hokkaido races to secure power supplies before winter grips island

Sep 14 2018

TOKYO Japan is racing to secure power supplies ahead of winter after a devastating quake left 41 people dead and damaged generating stations on the northern island of Hokkaido, where temperatures regularly drop well below zero in colder months.

Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output disrupted

Sep 10 2018

TOKYO The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday, as electricity supply remained short and top automaker Toyota suspended work at most of its assembly plants.

Power restored in most of Japan's quake-hit Hokkaido; Toyota plants to shut

Sep 08 2018

TOKYO Power had been restored to almost all customers in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido by early Saturday, two days after an earthquake caused an island-wide blackout and killed at least 21 people.

Power returning to Hokkaido, but quake exposes flaws of Japan grid

Sep 07 2018

TOKYO After an earthquake knocked out power to 5.3 million people this week, Hokkaido Electric expects to restore service to most of them by the end of Friday, but experts say the island-wide outage highlights fundamental flaws in Japan's power grid.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

UPDATE 1-Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

* Mag 6.7 quake hit northern Hokkaido island early on Thursday

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