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【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

2022.05.02

【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

The Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) released its "Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plans for FY2022", a compilation of supply plans submitted by electric utilities.  

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

2022.05.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

Shikoku Electric Power notified retirement of the Saijo Power Station Unit 1 at the end of March. Replacement unit will start its operation in June 2023.

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

2022.03.24

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report stating that the Department of Energy faces the risk of wasting large sums of money by supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects  

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【News】Germany joins the 2030 coal phase-out, advancing previous target by eight years

2021.12.28

【News】Germany joins the 2030 coal phase-out, advancing previous target by eight years

On November 24, 2021, Germany’s new coalition government reached a major agreement concerning the nation’s future energy plans, including an accelerated 2030 coal phase-out target, along with plans to have 80% of the country’s electricity generated from renewable energy sources by the same year. 

【News】Japan’s Minister of the Environment in effect approves the GENESIS Matsushima project

2021.12.23

【News】Japan’s Minister of the Environment in effect approves the GENESIS Matsushima project

2021/12/16 Japan’s Ministry of the Environment issued an opinion on the EIA Document for the planning stage of the GENESIS Matsushima "upcycle" Project.

【News】GENESIS Matsushima Project: Citizens’ voices ignored in response to public comments

2021.12.21

【News】GENESIS Matsushima Project: Citizens’ voices ignored in response to public comments

Citizens’ voices ignored in response to public comments on the “Document on Primary Environmental Impact Consideration” for the GENESIS Matsushima Project.

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

2021.12.01

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

JBC data update: Hirono IGCC Power GK announces that Hirono IGCC Power Plant (543MW) has reached commercial operation on November 19, 2021.

【News】Prime Minister Kishida’s COP26 speech wins Japan “Fossil of the Day” award

2021.11.11

【News】Prime Minister Kishida’s COP26 speech wins Japan “Fossil of the Day” award

Repeating last year’s win, on November 2nd Japan was again awarded the "Fossil of the Day" award at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Glasgow, UK

【News】Growing opposition to coal-fired power in Yokosuka: one after another, youth and local residents take action.

2021.11.05

【News】Growing opposition to coal-fired power in Yokosuka: one after another, youth and local residents take action.

The construction of a coal-fired power plant in Yokosuka continues to progress. Locally, opposition actions by residents and youth are increasing.

【News】COP26:Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement

2021.11.05

【News】COP26:Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement

On November 4th, the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement was released at COP26, supported by 47 national governments, in addition to a number of subnationals and organizations.

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

2021.11.01

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

Japan Beyond Coal database update: With the opening of COP26 and the global call for decarbonization efforts, Japan not only has no plans to decommission any of its 165 operating power plants, but also has 10 new plants under planning or construction.

【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.