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

2021.07.28

【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.

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

2021.07.28

【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.

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

2021.06.01

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

There is no movement in May. So, the number of currently operating power station is same as last update, 165 units in total, including 4 units of mothballed .

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

2021.05.01

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

Japan Beyond Coal database update: Two proposal plans were canceled and two plants started commercial operation in April.

【News】The Japanese Government’s coal “fade-out” will not meet the Paris Agreement goals

2021.04.30

【News】The Japanese Government’s coal “fade-out” will not meet the Paris Agreement goals

On April 23, the Working Group for the Review of Coal-fired Power Generation, a deliberation council of the METI, announced that they have compiled an interim report on a coal “fade-out” toward 2030.

【News】End to the consideration of the coal-fired power project in Akita – End of the domestic new construction plan

2021.04.28

【News】End to the consideration of the coal-fired power project in Akita – End of the domestic new construction plan

On April 27, 2021, Kanden Energy Solution Co., Inc. (Kenes) announced that Kenes and Marubeni Clean Power Corporation would end their consideration of the Akita Port Thermal Power Station (tentative name) construction plan.

【News】 With new shareholder resolution, Kiko Network calls for MUFG to strengthen climate measures

2021.04.27

【News】 With new shareholder resolution, Kiko Network calls for MUFG to strengthen climate measures

On March 29, 2021, Japanese NGO Kiko Network, along with three individual investors, filed a climate shareholder resolution to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial group. This climate resolution calls on the company to adopt and disclose a plan to align its financing and investments with the Paris Agreement.