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【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (October 01, 2021)

2021.10.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (October 01, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal database update on October 1st: J-POWER has announced a new plan in Matsushima, and so one new coal-fired power unit has been added to our count.

【News】Action Report: KOBELCO General Meeting of Shareholders 2021

2021.08.06

【News】Action Report: KOBELCO General Meeting of Shareholders 2021

On June 23, No Coal Kobe, a local community group working to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in Kobe, attended KOBELCO’s General Meeting of Shareholders and organized a protest outside the venue. Here are the questions and answers regarding coal-fired power. 

【News】Government council presents draft of Japan’s next energy plan, firmly maintains coal power at 19% in 2030

2021.07.29

【News】Government council presents draft of Japan’s next energy plan, firmly maintains coal power at 19% in 2030

On July 21, the Japanese government presented a draft of the 6th Strategic Energy Plan, which proposes to maintain coal power at 19% by 2030, with renewable energy at 36-38%,

【News】Despite ongoing court cases, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 fires up boiler

2021.07.28

【News】Despite ongoing court cases, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 fires up boiler

Despite construction being disputed in two ongoing court cases, on May 5, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 finished its construction and progressed further with the firing of its boiler.

【News】Powering Past Coal Alliance continues to grow with new members from national and sub-national governments, power utilities, and private enterprises

2021.07.20

【News】Powering Past Coal Alliance continues to grow with new members from national and sub-national governments, power utilities, and private enterprises

On June 30, 2021, the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), announced twelve new members and partners as the global movement to phase out coal-fired power continues to gain momentum.

【News】 Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts on phasing out coal power

2021.07.02

【News】 Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts on phasing out coal power

In June 2021, Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, often called “the Nobel Prize for the Environment", for her efforts on stopping the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

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【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (October 01, 2021)

2021.10.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (October 01, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal database update on October 1st: J-POWER has announced a new plan in Matsushima, and so one new coal-fired power unit has been added to our count.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (September 01, 2021)

2021.09.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (September 01, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal database : There is no update in August. So the number in operation has been 165, but constructions are in progress.

【News】Action Report: KOBELCO General Meeting of Shareholders 2021

2021.08.06

【News】Action Report: KOBELCO General Meeting of Shareholders 2021

On June 23, No Coal Kobe, a local community group working to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in Kobe, attended KOBELCO’s General Meeting of Shareholders and organized a protest outside the venue. Here are the questions and answers regarding coal-fired power. 

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 01, 2021)

2021.08.02

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 01, 2021)

This is a monthly update of the Japan Beyond Coal data and map. There is no update in July, so current condition has been same since June: Operating 165, Planning/Under Construction 9 units.

【News】Government council presents draft of Japan’s next energy plan, firmly maintains coal power at 19% in 2030

2021.07.29

【News】Government council presents draft of Japan’s next energy plan, firmly maintains coal power at 19% in 2030

On July 21, the Japanese government presented a draft of the 6th Strategic Energy Plan, which proposes to maintain coal power at 19% by 2030, with renewable energy at 36-38%,

【News】Despite ongoing court cases, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 fires up boiler

2021.07.28

【News】Despite ongoing court cases, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 fires up boiler

Despite construction being disputed in two ongoing court cases, on May 5, Kobe Steel’s Coal-fired Power Plant Unit 3 finished its construction and progressed further with the firing of its boiler.

【News】Powering Past Coal Alliance continues to grow with new members from national and sub-national governments, power utilities, and private enterprises

2021.07.20

【News】Powering Past Coal Alliance continues to grow with new members from national and sub-national governments, power utilities, and private enterprises

On June 30, 2021, the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), announced twelve new members and partners as the global movement to phase out coal-fired power continues to gain momentum.

【News】 Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts on phasing out coal power

2021.07.02

【News】 Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts on phasing out coal power

In June 2021, Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, often called “the Nobel Prize for the Environment", for her efforts on stopping the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (July 01, 2021)

2021.07.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (July 01, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal database update on July1: June 17, Kyushu Electric announced the Karita Power Station New 1 is back to an active status from mothballed.

【News】OCCTO Provides Energy Supply Projections Through FY2030

2021.06.01

【News】OCCTO Provides Energy Supply Projections Through FY2030

On March 31, 2021, the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) released the Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plans for FY2021.