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【News】Climate actions held nationwide in Japan on September 23

2022.09.30

【News】Climate actions held nationwide in Japan on September 23

On September 23, Japanese youth organized climate actions in 34 locations throughout Japan, with support and participation from over 150 organizations.

【News】Japanese GX strategy’s false solutions are steeped in fossil fuels

2022.09.26

【News】Japanese GX strategy’s false solutions are steeped in fossil fuels

The Japanese government has been discussing "Green Transformation (GX)" to achieve a decarbonized society, but this includes false solutions that focus on technologies not ready for practical use, which would delay Japan's transition away from dependence on fossil fuels.

【News】 “ACT Matsushima” website launched – GENESIS Matsushima project information hub

2022.09.07

【News】 “ACT Matsushima” website launched – GENESIS Matsushima project information hub

On September 5, “ACT Matsushima”, a website and information hub for the GENESIS Matsushima project was launched to provide information on the project to the public. See here how you can submit a public comment to stop plans to extend the life of coal-fired power in Japan!

【News】Gap revealed between reported and actual CCS storage amount

2022.09.02

【News】Gap revealed between reported and actual CCS storage amount

Researchers at Imperial College London have released a report comparing estimates of carbon captured and sequestered worldwide between 1996 and 2020, finding that reported figures overestimate the actual amount by 19-30%.

【News】J-Power submits second EIA document for GENESIS Matsushima, invites public opinions

2022.08.31

【News】J-Power submits second EIA document for GENESIS Matsushima, invites public opinions

On August 31st, J-Power submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment scoping document for the GENESIS Matsushima project, a plan to continue operating an old coal-fired power plant in Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture. J-POWER invites public opinions for this project from August 31st to October 17th.

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【News】Climate actions held nationwide in Japan on September 23

2022.09.30

【News】Climate actions held nationwide in Japan on September 23

On September 23, Japanese youth organized climate actions in 34 locations throughout Japan, with support and participation from over 150 organizations.

【News】Japanese GX strategy’s false solutions are steeped in fossil fuels

2022.09.26

【News】Japanese GX strategy’s false solutions are steeped in fossil fuels

The Japanese government has been discussing "Green Transformation (GX)" to achieve a decarbonized society, but this includes false solutions that focus on technologies not ready for practical use, which would delay Japan's transition away from dependence on fossil fuels.

【News】 “ACT Matsushima” website launched – GENESIS Matsushima project information hub

2022.09.07

【News】 “ACT Matsushima” website launched – GENESIS Matsushima project information hub

On September 5, “ACT Matsushima”, a website and information hub for the GENESIS Matsushima project was launched to provide information on the project to the public. See here how you can submit a public comment to stop plans to extend the life of coal-fired power in Japan!

【News】Gap revealed between reported and actual CCS storage amount

2022.09.02

【News】Gap revealed between reported and actual CCS storage amount

Researchers at Imperial College London have released a report comparing estimates of carbon captured and sequestered worldwide between 1996 and 2020, finding that reported figures overestimate the actual amount by 19-30%.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (September 1, 2022)

2022.09.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (September 1, 2022)

Japan Beyond Coal database: There has been no change in the operation status since August 5, but J-Power submitted 2nd EIA document for GENESIS Matsshima.

【News】J-Power submits second EIA document for GENESIS Matsushima, invites public opinions

2022.08.31

【News】J-Power submits second EIA document for GENESIS Matsushima, invites public opinions

On August 31st, J-Power submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment scoping document for the GENESIS Matsushima project, a plan to continue operating an old coal-fired power plant in Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture. J-POWER invites public opinions for this project from August 31st to October 17th.

【News】Taketoyo Unit 5 begins operation: What does this mean for Japan?

2022.08.22

【News】Taketoyo Unit 5 begins operation: What does this mean for Japan?

On August 5, JERA began commercial operation of the Taketoyo Power Station Unit 5, a new coal-fired power plant. Even if it contributed to the tight power market now, what does this mean for the future of Japan’s energy supply, and for that of the town of Taketoyo?

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 5, 2022)

2022.08.05

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 5, 2022)

Since JERA started commercial operation of the Taketoyo Power Station Unit 5 on August 5 as it planned, we update JBC data today.

【News】Statement from JCI: Now is the time to accelerate renewable energy deployment

2022.08.03

【News】Statement from JCI: Now is the time to accelerate renewable energy deployment

On June 3, Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) published the message “Now is the time to accelerate the renewable energy deployment – Calling for stronger climate change action in the midst of the fossil energy crisis”, endorsed by 300 organizations (212 companies, 16 local governments and 72 organizations/NGOs, as of June 17).

【News】Yokosuka Residents Protest Trial Operation of Coal Plant

2022.08.02

【News】Yokosuka Residents Protest Trial Operation of Coal Plant

Following the start of the trial operation of JERA's Yokosuka coal-fired power plant, on July 15 No Coal Yokosuka issued a statement protesting JERA's attempt to operate a coal plant without regard to the impact on air pollution and climate change.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 1, 2022)

2022.08.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 1, 2022)

As of August 1, there is no change in numbers of plants in operation, but Taketoyo No. 5 will begin commercial operation on August 5.