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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  

LATEST NEWS

【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.

【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.