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  • Nuclear reactors in western Japan look closer to being restart-ready

    Regulator’s new safety rules to place heavier burden on some plant operators than others     Certain nuclear power stations in western Japan are expected to resume operations before their eastern counterparts. Some plants’ characteristics make them better restart candidates, and experts see lower earthquake …

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  • OPINION: Power Reform Must Be Used To Spark Competition

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Implementing the bold reforms recommended by a government panel would lead to the biggest change since the current power industry framework was established in 1951. The government must seize this opportunity and spur competition to bring about changes beneficial to users. The proposal urges …

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  • JFE, Marubeni-Itochu Win Huge Pipe Order From Norway

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–JFE Steel Corp. and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. said Tuesday they had jointly received a roughly 32 billion yen order for steel line pipe for a natural gas project being undertaken in the Norwegian Sea by state-run energy company Statoil ASA. The 325,000-ton pipe order …

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  • Japan Works on Transmission Grids to Increase Wind Energy Capacity

    Japanese Government has announced that it will start a transmission grid project in April, which will boost the country’s current wind energy capacity by approximately 600%, Oilprice.com news site informs. The project will be carried out over 10 years, throughout which the necessary funds will …

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  • Japan Set to Test Offshore Wind Technologies

    Japan is set to collect power generation information from two offshore wind turbines, installed in different locations, in order to overcome technological barriers in this energy sector and use its offshore wind resources as an alternative to nuclear power, Bloomberg cites Masaharu Itoh, director of …

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  • South Korean Ministry of National Defense Halts Wind Farms Development

    South Korean Ministry of National Defense Halts Wind Farms Development Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 with tags asia, Defense, development, farms, Halts, Korean, Ministry, National, News by topic, South, wind.   The South Korean Ministry of National Defense has halted development of Saemangeum wind power …

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  • IN DEPTH: The fallout from Fukushima

    Dominique Patton in Singapore  Thursday, January 31 2013 Updated: Friday, February 01 2013 As the dust settled after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it became clear that much of the …

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  • Hywind clears Maine hurdle

    Darius Snieckus  Thursday, February 07 2013 Statoil’s $100m plans to build a floating turbine demonstrator array off the US East Coast have cleared a major hurdle, with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) giving its blessing to a revised project blueprint. The pilot, in a …

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  • ANALYSIS: Mitsubishi in no rush for Vestas

    Japanese industrial group Mitsubishi Heavy (MHI) is still in negotiations over a stake in Vestas – but is in no hurry to push forward the talks, believe analysts in Tokyo. Buying into Vestas offers clear opportunities for MHI, in particular, by giving the Japanese group …

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  • Alstom gets turbine order from Japan

    French power equipment group Alstom has won a 10-turbine order to supply Japanese wind developer Eurus. Alstom will deliver ECO 74 turbines with 70-metre towers for deployment at a 16.7MW plant on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka. Alstom says the towers have been specially adapted …

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