September 12, 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced Sept. 12 that it has developed a gallium nitride high-electron mobility transistor Ku-band amplifier for satellite earth stations.
July 31, 2012
The transport ministry on July 30 encouraged railway operators to reduce their power use by 20 percent by 2030 relative to 2010 levels.
July 18, 2012
As soon as the "tsuyu" rainy season was declared officially over for the Kanto, Koshin, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku and Shikoku regions on July 17, the mercury soared above 35...
July 10, 2012
Scrimping on electricity usage by households and businesses across Japan helped the government attain its numerical energy-saving targets for the first week of July and avert a ...
July 03, 2012
Japan entered a power-saving mode on July 2 with all 50 of its nuclear reactors shut down but one, with particularly demanding targets set in the western part of the nation.
June 22, 2012
In a gesture to combat global warming, more than 16,000 offices and tourist sites across Japan went dark on the evening of June 21.
June 02, 2012
The government is planning for rolling blackouts in the Kansai region and other areas even if two idle reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture are brought...
May 25, 2012
Without any of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors operating, and with expected power shortages this summer, it may be too late for utility companies that promoted fully electric...
May 24, 2012
Miki Inoue recalled a power outage in Kyoto three years ago that lasted for only 10 minutes but still brought up fears for the worst.
May 18, 2012
The government will establish a new wholesale electricity market next month as part of its 10-point action plan to prevent power shortages this summer, sources said.
May 12, 2012
Facing criticism over its planned price hikes, Tokyo Electric Power Co. will offer consumers a "peak shift plan," which charges more for power during afternoon hours but...
November 12, 2011
People across most of the country should be preparing to bundle up.
October 03, 2011
OTSU -- When Shoji Moriguchi had the Skylighttube installed in the ceiling of his home in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, in 2004, it was like turning night into day.
September 19, 2011
JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp. on Oct. 17 will release an updated version of its popular Ene-Farm household fuel-cell system that both generates electricity and heats water...
September 17, 2011
Amid the gloom and darkness following the Great East Japan Earthquake, the humble candle surged in popularity to provide emergency lighting during rolling blackouts and to save ...
August 20, 2011
With street lights turned off and windows being kept open at night, due to power-saving efforts after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, security patrols...
August 01, 2011
The government's estimate of electricity demand for the area covered by Tokyo Electric Power Co. was based on flimsy data that was inflated by about 20 percent from actual...
August 01, 2011
While the government target of cutting power consumption by 15 percent will likely be achieved this summer, workers and small businesses are paying the price.
July 02, 2011
A government order to restrict electricity usage appeared to work on its first day of implementation.
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