Thursday, March 24, 2011

CSI Survey: Americans want to hit the brakes on more nuclear power

While a drop in public support for nuclear power would be expected after an incident like the Fukushima reactor crisis, the nuclear disaster in Japan has triggered a much stronger response among Americans, a majority of whom would freeze new nuclear power construction, stop additional federal loan guarantees for reactors, shift away from nuclear power to wind and solar power, and eliminate the indemnification of the nuclear power industry from most post-disaster clean up costs, according to a major new survey conducted by ORC International for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI). 

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Canada Tax breaks aim to encourage investment, hiring | Budget 2011 | Financial Post

The UK Feed-in Tariff Review: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It | Renewable Energy World Magazine Article

latest carbon emission data

ACCORDING TO THE ENERGY INFORMATION AGENCY, annual global energy-related CO2 emissions have reached 31 billion metric tons. This increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas is considered by many scientists to be a contributing factor in global climate change. Last year, the United States emitted about 5,800 million metric tons of CO2, and if left uncontrolled, it is estimated the United States will emit about 6,930 million metric tons of CO2 in 2035.
 

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

2010 World solar growth numbers reported. Up 139% Year over Year

Solarbuzz Reports World Solar Photovoltaic Market Grew to 18.2 Gigawatts in 2010, Up 139% Y/Y

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 18.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2010. This represents growth of 139% over the previous year, according to the annual PV market report, Marketbuzz® 2011, issued today by Solarbuzz, a California-based solar energy consultancy, and a part of The NPD Group.

The PV industry generated $82 billion in global revenues in 2010, up 105% Y/Y from $40 billion in 2009. Companies throughout the PV chain successfully raised more than $10 billion in equity and debt over the last 12 months.

In 2010, the top five countries by PV market size were Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Japan, and the United States—representing over 80% of global demand. European countries represented 14.7 GW, or 81% of world demand in 2010. The top three countries in Europe were Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic, which collectively totaled 12.9 GW. In 2010, the Japanese and US markets grew by 101% and 96%, respectively. In all, over 100 countries made some contribution to soaring global PV demand last year.

Worldwide solar cell production reached 20.5 GW in 2010, up from 9.86 GW a year earlier, with thin film production accounting for 13.5% of total production. Producers in China and Taiwan continued to build share, and now account for 59% of global cell production, up from 49% last year. The top two cell manufacturers in 2010 were Suntech Power and JA Solar, who tied for the first position, followed closely by First Solar.

The Top 8 polysilicon manufacturers had 145,200 tonnes per annum of capacity in 2010, while the Top 8 wafer manufacturers accounted for 45% of global wafer supply. The excess of production over market demand caused crystalline silicon factory gate module prices to drop 14% in 2010, significantly less than the 38% reduction of the previous year.

After addressing 2010 outcomes, the Marketbuzz 2011 report sets out three scenarios for supply, demand, and prices over the next five years. By 2015, Solarbuzz projects the European market share to fall to between 45-54% as North America and several Asian markets grow rapidly. The US will be the fastest growing major country market over this period. Over the next five years, factory gate module prices are projected to drop between 37% and 50% from 2010 levels.

In the short term, assumptions about the immediate policy environment remain critical to outcomes over the next 24 months.

“The industry has now entered a phase of tightening incentive terms across important European markets. Cuts in unit tariffs will be far more rapid than the industry’s pace of cost reduction,” said Craig Stevens, President of Solarbuzz. “While some key markets will decline in size as a result over the next two years, the US, Canada, China, and Japan are some of the major countries that still offer growth potential. In addition, the rush to beat mid-year tariff reductions will ensure strong first half 2011 demand performance in Italy and Germany.”

Stevens added, “Planned manufacturing capacity expansions will ensure the industry has adequate cell supplies over 2011 and 2012. However, the potential for excess supply taken together with already planned subsidy cuts will make both years challenging for the industry.”

The new Marketbuzz 2011 report sets out 2010 industry outcomes and provides a forecast for the 2011–2015 period, including a preview of market developments, policies, supply requirements versus manufacturer plans, factory-gate prices, manufacturing costs, and gross margins. All of the essential data is included for companies to navigate the abrupt changes in Y/Y growth rates over the next five years.

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

FW: Large-scale utility solar: Solar Frontier discusses the sector and unique requirements - Photovoltaics World

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Large-scale utility solar: Solar Frontier discusses the sector and unique
requirements By Debra Vogler, senior technical editorMarch 17, 2011 -- In
an interview at the Renewable Energy World/Photovoltaics World Conference &
Expo (3/8-3/10, Tampa, FL), Charles Pimentel, sales director, utility
business, at Solar Frontier, discussed the challenges facing large-scale
utility projects. In particular, he noted that long-term reliability and
durability of panels used in these projects has been a concern of the
finance community. Along with this concern are factors such as price,
quality, and the ability to predict the power that gets generated by the
panels, along with the reliability of the supply chain itself. "In the
utility arena, efficiency of process is key, and one stumbling block in the
process of building out these large-scale utility projects can just destroy
what little margin they do have," said Pimentel. "That's what we're finding
is at the top of everyone's mind right now, and that's where we believe we
will be able to bring Solar Frontier into the top players in this industry,
because we bring predictability to all of these factors." Listen to
Pimentel's talk: Download (iPod/iPhone) or Play Now The finance community is
also imposing more stringent requirements on utility-scale projects. In
addition to strong companies with good balance sheets and a track record,
they must have product in the field and be able to show a record of power
generation and quality, explained Pimentel. Also, back-stop insurance and
any number of technical requirements are being mandated by the finance
community; these requirements are being developed in concert with
third-party engineers. "We work very closely with the finance community and
the independent engineering community to develop strategies to make sure
that these projects get financed when they are bundled up and brought to a
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

FW: GSA - Obama's New "Business Breakthrough" GSA Initiative

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

From: Bob Steger [mailto:bsteger@advancegsa.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:37 AM
To: mbannerman@arcstarenergy.com
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The Obama Administration has recently announced a new GSA program called "Business Breakthrough."  The purpose of this initiative is to help businesses increase their global competitiveness by giving them access to the GSA's $50 billion dollars per year in annual spending.

Ideal Target Company for "Business Breakthrough"

Small to medium sized businesses close too or above the SBA's threshold for small business classification in their primary NAICS code.  These businesses are sizeable enough to be great developers of innovation however lack the economies of scale to complete with larger businesses in a global environment.  Therefore "Business Breakthrough" will give these businesses access to programs to help them break into the government marketplace.  An area that traditionally, less than 1% of all US businesses compete.

The goal is to achieve the following four goals for businesses that choose to participate in "Business Breakthrough."

1.  Mentor / Protege program that allows "Breakthrough Businesses" the ability to develop and learn on larger government contracts with the assistance of much larger businesses.
2.  "Going Green Initiatives" allowing innovative companies the ability to provide new and creative solutions.
3.  Teaching the companies what GSA buys and how to use your GSA Schedule to market and help your business grow.
4.  How to create a Quality GSA Schedule Offering.

Link to "Business Breakthrough" http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/239329

A critical element of "Business Breakthrough" is increasing awareness of GSA Schedule Contracts and how they can make the difference in having small and medium sized businesses expand their offerings by working with the Federal Government.

For your question about any of the things stated on this letter, just give us a call at 303-810-4580. Our GSA Consultants will be very glad to assist.

 

Advance GSA provides the connection between your business and the growth your business has been fighting to attain in a slowing economy. We add a new dimension to businesses by giving them access to GSA Schedules and creating new business opportunities with the federal government.

We help businesses of all sizes gain access to government GSA contracts through the General Services Administration. Obtaining s GSA Schedule is a complicated task that requires expertise and the knowledge of working with the GSA and PSO (Program Secretarial Officer). A firm must complete its application for the GSA program in a professional manner that provides the PSO with a high level of confidence that the applicant firm will have the ability to complete the awarded GSA contract. Being placed on it does not ensure that the firm will obtain GSA services or government GSA contracts but if your firm wants to do regular business with the federal government getting listed on the GSA Schedules is one of the best.

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:04 AM
To: Monty Bannerman
Subject: Nuclear: Market Headlines

 

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Headlines :: Top Stories

U.S. to Press Ahead With Expanding Loan Guarantees for Reactors, Chu Says

The Obama administration will press ahead with efforts to expand loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors while investigating the failure of Japan's power plants after an earthquake, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Outages

RWE Halts Biblis A Nuclear Reactor in Germany Today, Data Show

RWE AG, Germany's second-biggest utility, halted its 1,167-megawatt Biblis A nuclear reactor today at 3 p.m., according to generation data from the company on Bloomberg. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Policy & Regulation

E.ON Begins Isar Reactor Halt as Germany Plans Safety Check

E.ON AG, Germany's largest utility, was the first nuclear power plant operator to start the halt of a facility in the country after Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered safety checks at the country's seven oldest reactors. Source: Bloomberg


Estonia Coalition Still Considers Nuclear Plant, Postimees Says

Estonia's ruling coalition will continue feasibility studies on building a nuclear power plant, Postimees reported, citing Economy Minister Juhan Parts. Source: Bloomberg


Chávez freezes Venezuelan nuclear program

Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez said late on Tuesday, on a nationwide mandatory radio and TV broadcast, that Venezuela suspended the development of a nuclear power program undertaken by his government last year. Source: El Universal


Headlines :: Projects & Asset Finance

China suspends approval for new nuclear projects

The Chinese government on Wednesday suspended the approval process for all new nuclear power plants until safety standards were "revised". Source: The Hindu


Headlines :: Other News

GE $1 Billion Nuclear Unit at Risk as Nations Mull Atomic Future

General Electric Co.'s goal of broadening its $1 billion nuclear service-and-parts business with sales of new reactors risks stalling as world leaders reconsider the future of atomic energy. Source: Bloomberg


EDF Says Nuclear Industry in 'Difficult' Position After Japan

Electricite de France SA Chief Executive Officer Henri Proglio said explosions at Japanese nuclear reactors have put the atomic industry in a "difficult situation." Source: Bloomberg


EDF, Areva Sent Nuclear Assistance Equipment To Japan

Electricite de France SA and French nuclear engineering firm Areva SA have sent nuclear assistance equipment to Japan to help in the nuclear crisis there. Source: Automated Trader

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bill to Allow Solar On Landfills in New Jersey Passes State Legislature

Bill to Allow Solar On Landfills in
New Jersey Passes State Legislature

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    A bill passed by the New Jersey State Legislature allowing wind and solar facilities to be built on closed landfills and quarries is awaiting Governor Christie's signature. This legislation continues the trend towards larger solar arrays. In the end this will better enable solar developers in the State to achieve the amount of solar installs to satisfy renewable portfolio standard RPS requirements. The amount of solar installed in NJ has consistently not been enough to generate enough Solar Renewable Energy Certificates SRECs needed by electricity producers in New Jersey.

The following is a copy of the bill:

[Second Reprint]

SENATE, No. 2126

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 24, 2010

Sponsored by:

Senator JIM WHELAN

District 2 (Atlantic)

Senator PHILIP E. HAINES

District 8 (Burlington)

Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman RUBEN J. RAMOS, JR.

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman CONNIE WAGNER

District 38 (Bergen)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Beach, Madden, Greenstein, Assemblywoman Casagrande, Assemblymen Rudder and Delany

SYNOPSIS

Permits development of solar and wind facilities and structures on landfills and resource extraction operations under certain circumstances.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

As reported by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on December 13, 2010, with amendments.

AN ACT concerning solar energy and wind energy and supplementing P.L.1979, c.111 (C.13:18A-1 et seq.) and P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.).

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

1.  1a.1  2[The] Within 120 days after the date of enactment of this act, the2 Pinelands Commission 2[, in reviewing any application for] shall adopt rules and regulations providing for the approval of2 the development of a solar or photovoltaic energy facility or structure 2in the pinelands area2 on the site of a 2[closed]2 landfill or 2[quarry, or an existing or]2 closed resource extraction operation 2[, within the pinelands area, shall determine] which operated pursuant to a resource extraction permit on or after December 31, 1985, provided2 that the development is 2[in conformance with the applicable standards of]consistent with2 the comprehensive management plan, adopted pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1979, c.111 (C.13:18A-8), 1[and] 2[provided that1] and2:

     1[a.]1   (1)  if located on a 2closed2 resource extraction site, the facility or structure shall be on previously disturbed lands that have not subsequently been restored 2, become reforested, or become habitat critical to the survival of a threatened or endangered species of animal or plant,2 and which are not subject to any restoration obligation pursuant to the comprehensive management plan;

     (2)   if located on a closed landfill, the facility or structure shall be on previously disturbed lands 2[or] , and may be on2 adjacent lands 2[,] thereto but only2 if required to ensure the viability of the proposed facility or structure 2and as necessary solely for access to the facility or structure and transmission ingress and egress2 ; or

     (3)   if located on a landfill that has not been closed in accordance with a plan approved by the Pinelands Commission in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, the development of the facility or structure shall facilitate closure of the landfill in accordance with such a plan.  The landfill shall be closed in accordance with a plan approved by the commission, in consultation with the department, under the requirements of the comprehensive management plan prior to, or concurrent with, the installation of the solar or photovoltaic energy facility or structure1[;] .1

     b.    1[Development] In addition to the conditions set forth in subsection a. of this section, development1 of the facility or structure shall not permanently or adversely impact: (1) any existing engineering devices or other environmental controls located on a site, except as may be approved by the Pinelands Commission in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection; and (2) ecologically sensitive areas located on, adjacent to, or within the same sub-watershed as the site proposed for development, except as may be approved by the commission in consultation with the department.

     c.     Within one year after the termination of use of the solar or photovoltaic energy facility or structure, the facility, and all structures associated therewith, shall be removed and restoration of the site shall be completed in accordance with the comprehensive management plan, or within another time period as approved by the Pinelands Commission, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection and under the requirements of the comprehensive management plan.

 

     2.    1a.1  Notwithstanding any law, ordinance, rule or regulation to the contrary, a solar or photovoltaic energy facility or structure   constructed and operated on the site of any 2[closed]2 landfill 2[or quarry, or a legally existing]2 or closed resource extraction operation, shall be a permitted use within every municipality.

     1b.  Notwithstanding any law, ordinance, rule or regulation to the contrary, a wind energy generation facility or structure constructed and operated on the site of any 2[closed]2 landfill 2[or quarry, or a legally existing]2 or closed resource extraction operation, shall be a permitted use within every municipality outside the pinelands area as defined pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1979, c.111 (C.13:18A-3).1

     2The Department of Environmental Protection may adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.),  rules and regulations as necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subsection.2

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

Monty Bannerman

ArcStar Energy

646.402.5076

www.arcstarenergy.com

FL Legislative progress: Stacked game shaping up

 

 

From: FARE - Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy [mailto:farenergy@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:09 AM
To: mbannerman@arcstarenergy.com
Subject: Legislative progress

 

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Legislative Progress- Week 2                fare logo no slogan

 

We are pleased to report that Senator Jones and Senator Bennett have joined Senator Altman in co-sponsoring SB 1724 and that Representative Ahearn has joined Representative Burgin in co-sponsoring HB 1349. We expect to have more co-sponsors of this legislation, allowing for distributed production of renewable energy, to sign on in the House and Senate this week.

 

In the meeting packet from yesterday's House Energy Committee you can read proposed legislative language that will be put forth on behalf of the committee. Beginning on page 24 you can read the proposed language for the legislation that deals with renewable energy development. As you can see, this committee language falls well short of opening up a free and competitive market for renewable energy development, and instead gives almost total (95%) control to allow utilities to build, own and operate renewable energy facilities with full cost recovery from their ratepayers.

 

The key points of HB 1349, sponsored by Representatives Burgin and Ahearn, will need to be incorporated in to the committee's language, including:

  •   A mechanism of standard offer contracts allowing independently built projects the ability to sell the energy that they produce to the grid at an economically viable rate.
  •  A market driven auction mechanism to establish prices levels of standard offer contracts.
  •  The ability for commercial entities to produce energy and sell it to their tenants or neighbors at a negotiated price, without government intervention or being deemed a utility.

It is also important to note that the existing committee language does not include incentives for small scale or solar thermal systems, as well as no details on how the allotted 5% would actually be purchased from customer owned systems.

  

Along with supporting HB 1349 and SB 1724, FARE will be submitting amendments to address these points within the House Energy Committee.

  

*On Monday, it is expected that the Senate Utility Committee will release the language that they intend to include in their committee bill. 

  

Other bills:

HB 531 sponsored by Representative Frishe, which deals with property tax exemptions for renewable energy has passed favorably out of its first committee stop after becoming what is known as a "committee substitute" and now moves on to it second of four committee stops. HB 531's companion in the Senate - SB 434 by Senator Latvala, followed a similar course of action and passed out of the Senate Energy Committee and on to it's next stop.

  

Legend:

·  SB = Senate Bill 

·  HB = House Bill

·  CS = Committee Substitute = Also known as a Council Substitute (depending on the House or Senate), is when a committee or council keeps the legislative intent of a given bill but rewrites or amends the bill per the committee or councils instructions.

 

 

Action Items:

 

Please call your Senator and Represenatives office today to show your support for distributed energy production in Florida through House Bill 1349 and Senate Bill 1724. - click here

 

Please sign up today to become a "Key Contact" for helping us communicate quickly and effectively with the legislator who represents your district - click here 

 

 

 

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About FARE:

 

"FARE is dedicated to creating jobs and economic benefit to the citizens of Florida by the use of renewable energy through effective public policy" 

 

Join FARE today! - click here

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fracking May Burn Natural Gas' Bridge | EnergyBiz

The chemicals they are injecting and waste-water from the process are definitely going to create environmental, permitting and NIMBY issues, adding to time and cost risks. But solar/natural gas  hybrids are the only combo that can be located near demand centers, so it’s going to be drill baby drill in the end.  

http://www.energybiz.com/article/11/03/fracking-may-burn-natural-gas-bridge

Bloomberg: Nuclear Market Headlines

From: Bloomberg New Energy Finance [mailto:info@push.bnef.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:06 AM
To: Monty Bannerman
Subject: Nuclear: Market Headlines

 

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Headlines :: Top Stories

EU to Discuss Nuclear Safety Tomorrow After Earthquake in Japan

The European Union called a meeting of the bloc's energy ministers, power companies and regulators for tomorrow to discuss nuclear safety as Japan struggles with reactors damaged by an earthquake. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Outages

Japan Nuclear Reactor Pressure Falls; Kan Says Plant Remains a 'Concern'

Pressure at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi No. 3 reactor fell, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the situation at the station remains a concern. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Policy & Regulation

Senator says future of Iowa nuclear bill uncertain after damage to power plants in Japan

An Iowa lawmaker says a bill making it easier for energy companies to build new nuclear power plants in the state is dead this session due to increased safety concerns after the earthquake in Japan and the rising threat of a nuclear meltdown. Source: The Republic


Swiss suspend nuclear plant process

Energy Minister Doris Leuthard has decided to suspend all current requests to build new replacement nuclear power stations in Switzerland. Source: Swiss Info


Germany Delays Nuclear-Plant Extension Pending Three-Month Study

Chancellor Angela Merkel put government plans to prolong the lifespan of Germany's nuclear power plants on hold for three months pending the outcome of an inquiry into reactor safety following the disaster in Japan. Source: Bloomberg


A Bullet Aimed at the Nuclear Energy 'Renaissance'

In the debates about the prospects for a U.S. nuclear power rebirth, there was one thing advocates, foes and regulators seemed to agree on: The industry could not afford another Three Mile Island accident. Source: The New York Times


Headlines :: Projects & Asset Finance

Nuclear 'Lessons to be Learned' From Japan: Boehner

As the Japanese race the clock to avert a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, House Speaker John Boehner, (R-Ohio), told CNBC Monday that the US needs to assess both the Japanese situation and its own relationship with nuclear energy. Source: CNBC


Yucca Mountain site still alive under GOP plan

A large contingent of House Republicans is trying to revive Yucca Mountain as the main site for the nation's nuclear waste as part of a broader plan that calls for building 200 new nuclear plants by 2030. Source: The Bellingham Herald


Malaysia Will Not Rush to Build First Nuclear Power Plant, Times Says

Malaysia says it will not rush into building its first nuclear power plant after an earthquake and tsunami left Japan struggling to prevent a potential meltdown, the New Straits Times reported. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Public Markets

German Stocks Slide; E.ON, RWE Fall on Nuclear Power-Plant Closure Concern

German stocks fell for a fourth day, led by utilities, after explosions at an atomic power plant in Japan that followed the country's biggest earthquake on record prompted a review of nuclear-energy safety. Source: Bloomberg


EDF Leads Nuclear Utility Slump After Japan Earthquake; Solar, Gas Advance

Electricite de France SA and E.ON AG (EOAN) led declines among nuclear utilities on concern that explosions at two Japanese reactors may spur governments to backtrack on plans to expand atomic energy. Source: Bloomberg


Headlines :: Weekly Market Reports

Japan's nuclear leakage will not affect China: expert

A Chinese nuclear expert said Monday that nuclear leakage in Japan caused by Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami would not affect China. Source: Xinhua


Headlines :: Other News

Japan quake 'to lift energy prices'

Experts have warned of higher UK energy prices after Japan's nuclear crisis sent natural gas costs racing to their highest level for more than two years. Source: The Press Association


Tepco, Toshiba, JR East May Be Among Most Hurt by Earthquake

Tokyo Electric Power Co., Toshiba Corp., East Japan Railway Co. and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. are among companies that may be most hurt by the strongest earthquake on record to hit Japan, analysts and investors said. Source: Bloomberg

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