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【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.

【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%,

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【News】 Half of Europe’s coal plants now closed or committed to close by 2030

2021.03.25

【News】 Half of Europe’s coal plants now closed or committed to close by 2030

With the announcement of the closure of the UK’s West Burton coal plant on March 23, 2021,a major milestone has been reached in Europe’s phaseout of coal power. It marks the halfway point in Europe’s path to closing all of its coal plants by 2030. 

【News】Kobe Climate Case Judicial Ruling: Voices of Citizens Not Heard

2021.03.23

【News】Kobe Climate Case Judicial Ruling: Voices of Citizens Not Heard

On March 15, the ruling was announced in a court case by local citizens seeking to stop the construction of two Kobe Steel coal-fired power units in Kobe City.

【News】3 Local Civil Society Groups Take Out Newspaper Ad to say “2050 Zero Carbon Yokosuka”

2021.03.13

【News】3 Local Civil Society Groups Take Out Newspaper Ad to say “2050 Zero Carbon Yokosuka”

On March 13, 2021, three local civil society groups in Yokosuka posted the advertisement "2050 Zero Carbon Yokosuka" in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun.  

【News】 Kyoto City becomes Japan’s first member of the Powering Past Coal Alliance

2021.03.04

【News】 Kyoto City becomes Japan’s first member of the Powering Past Coal Alliance

Kyoto City became the first local government in Japan to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) on March 2.

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

2021.03.01

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

None of coal-fired power plants was retired or started operation in February. Currently 163 unites are under operation and 15 unites are under planning/constructing.

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

2021.02.01

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

Japan Beyond Coal has updated its database on February 1. As Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station started its commercial operation, current units of "operating" became 163.

【News】Kobe Climate Case court hearing finishes: Judgment on government’s responsibilities expected March 15, 2021

2021.01.29

【News】Kobe Climate Case court hearing finishes: Judgment on government’s responsibilities expected March 15, 2021

The final hearings in Osaka District Court finished on January 20, 2021, as part of an administrative lawsuit challenging a coal-fired power plant construction project in Kobe, and its judgment is expected on March 15, 2021.

【News】Are you serious? Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 Begins Commercial Operation

2021.01.18

【News】Are you serious? Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 Begins Commercial Operation

On January 8th, Hitachinaka Generation, a subsidiary of JERA, began the commercial operation of Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 (650 MW, utilizing ultrasupercritical [USC] pressure power generation). There are many issues with starting operation of a new coal-fired power plant.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 04, 2021)

2021.01.04

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 04, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal has updated its database on January 4. As Kushiro Power Station started its commercial operation, current units of "operating" became 162.

【News】Commit to a 2030 Coal Phase-out in Japan’s Energy Policy! A New Citizen’s Campaign Launches

2020.12.11

【News】Commit to a 2030 Coal Phase-out in Japan’s Energy Policy! A New Citizen’s Campaign Launches

On December 10th, Japanese environmental and civic groups collaboratively launched "Four Critical Years: Act Now to Protect Our Future," a campaign calling for an energy policy consistent with the Paris Agreement and a review of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

【News】Retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, Japan’s First Commercial IGCC Unit

2020.12.01

【News】Retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, Japan’s First Commercial IGCC Unit

On November 16, 2020, Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd. announced the retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10. Along with CO2 CCS, IGCC is one of the next-generation technologies expected as part of Japan's low-carbon energy infrastructure, but there are serious doubts as to its effectiveness.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (December 1, 2020)

2020.12.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (December 1, 2020)

The Japanese coal-fired power plant database provided by Japan Beyond Coal was updated on December 1st. This time, the second "retired" unit is Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, which used IGCC power generation technology.