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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak

    Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak
    TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima. The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
  • State's sprint to wind, solar power could trigger crisis, panel warns

     
    As state officials scramble to transition California’s power grid toward more renewable energy, consumers are threatened with being saddled with billions of dollars of unnecessary costs due to poor planning and lack of oversight, a government...
  • New Edison power plant circa 1924

     
    In the midst of a Southern California power shortage, construction is rushed on addition to the Long Beach steam plant located on Terminal Island....
  • In wake of Fukushima disaster, Japan to end nuclear power by 2030s

     
    The Japanese government announced a dramatic turn in its energy policy Friday, vowing to make the densely populated island nation nuclear-free by the 2030s. Last year's tsunami-triggered disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex forced evacuation of...
  • L.A.'s ratepayer advocate backs hikes in electricity charges

     
    The ratepayer advocate appointed to bring more transparency utility bill hikes at Los Angeles' Department of Water and Power gave his blessing Wednesday to a proposed 11% electricity rate increase. Fred Pickel, who was appointed in February to the...
  • Japan leaders, utility slammed for 'man-made' nuclear disaster

     
    An independent parliamentary commission accused the Japanese government and the nation's leading utility of "collusion" in avoiding vital nuclear safety improvements that would have prevented the reactor meltdowns last year at the tsunami-damaged...
  • Japan to restart nuclear reactors despite widespread fear

     
    In a nation deeply scarred by nuclear disaster in both its military and civilian iterations, Japanese are deeply skeptical and resistant to government plans to take the first steps toward resuming nuclear energy production this weekend....
  • Japanese utility admits it failed to plan for tsunami disaster

     
    The Japanese electrical utility that operated the now-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex acknowledged Wednesday that its managers were "too optimistic" that a devastating earthquake- and tsunami-triggered disaster would never occur....
  • Japanese more opposed to nuclear power a year after tsunami

     
    Seventy percent of Japanese surveyed by the Washington-based Pew Research Center said they wanted nuclear power reduced or eliminated, while a year ago the nation was nearly evenly divided on the subject, with 44% urging a phaseout and 46% backing...