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  1. Politicians battle Tepco hike

    With Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s rate increase for businesses looming from Sunday, politicians were trying to somehow stop the move or at least make sure the utility won’t resort to drastic actions against those customers unwilling to go along with the hike, such as cutting off their power. “I don’t think (Tepco) understands that it is in an extraordinary situation,” Saitama Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda said Wednesday night after meeting with Tepco President Toshio Nishizawa.

    Ueda also said the utility doesn’t appear to be taking seriously the support it is getting through public funds.

    A group of two governors, a vice governor and prefecture officials in the Kanto region met with Nishizawa and other Tepco officials to ask the utility to scrap the rate hike and instead strive harder to cut its own costs.

    But Nishizawa said Tepco is stuck in a “money-losing structure” as it faces mounting costs for fossil fuels to fire thermal power plants as a replacement for nuclear power.

    He also said the utility may not be able to buy enough fossil fuels if it keeps losing money and thus possibly won’t be able to meet the electrical needs of its service area.

    (Japan Times, Mar 30)
    Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120330a4.html?

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