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TEPCO to introduce lump-sum N-payments (Yomiuri)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will start accepting from Oct. 3 claims for lump-sum compensation payments to cover damage from the nuclear crisis at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Honda develops household gas engine cogeneration unit for use during power outage(Japan Today)

Honda develops household gas engine cogeneration unit for use during power outage(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Honda Motor Co will begin sales of a new model for its household MCHP (Micro Combined Heat and Power) gas engine cogeneration unit in November, through gas utilities across Japan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 6CSR

New renewable energy generation program gets off to promising start(Japan Times)

New renewable energy generation program gets off to promising start(Japan Times)

Japan’s new renewable energy program is off to a smooth start, the industry ministry said Wednesday, noting that generation capacity has already exceeded its fiscal 2012 target by more than 50 percent. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Zero nuclear target plan losing steam / Govt revises stance after heavy criticism from businesses, others leveled against proposal(Yomiuri)

Zero nuclear target plan losing steam / Govt revises stance after heavy criticism from businesses, others leveled against proposal(Yomiuri)

Takanori Yamamoto and Koichiro Ashikaga / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers: Inconsistencies are now evident in the government’s target to eliminate nuclear power in the 2030s, as the Cabinet did not approve the new energy policy, the main pillar of which is the zero nuclear target. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Experts who value nuclear power plunged by 30 percent after Fukushima disaster(Mainichi)

HIROSHIMA — Nuclear energy experts who believe nuclear power generation is valuable plunged by 30 percent following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a survey by the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) has shown. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Insurance payouts may soar over corporate damage caused in China (Japan Times)

Insurance payouts may soar over corporate damage caused in China (Japan Times)

Japan’s insurers are facing tens of billions of yen in claims for the damage inflicted on companies by protesters in China, the head of an insurance industry group said Thursday. … Read entire article »

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