Power Supply Likely to Remain Tight for Some Time, Hampering Recovery(News in depth)

The twin disasters of earthquake and tsunami struck a blow to the heart of Japan's energy infrastructure. Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) nuclear power plants are in critical condition, and it is difficult to see how Japan will cover the shortfall in the supply of electricity. To cover the gap using gas and oil is only a matter of time, but still casts a pall over the economic recovery process.