TOEIC、TOEFL対策テスト : Vol.22

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The government and the Democratic Party of Japan have begun moving toward allowing Tokyo Electric Power Co. to raise to finance the massive compensation payments the utility will need to make due to the crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to source.

TEPCO will likely have to pay compensation of several trillion yen, and plans to raise funds through restructuring its business and using corporate profits. But the government was prompted to let the utility giant raise electricity rates because these efforts are expected to fall short of raising the necessary funds.
 (ソース:新聞 The Daily Yomiuri ; Thursday, May 5, 2011)

1. What does the utility indicate in this article?   

2. What do these efforts indicate in this article?   

3. What does "raise" mean in this article? Select the best answer from four choices.
  (1) save
  (2) collect
  (3) earn
  (4) pay