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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】Commercial Operation of Kushiro Power Station Delayed, Questions Sent to Operating Company In Response to Residents’ Complaints

2020.11.27

【News】Commercial Operation of Kushiro Power Station Delayed, Questions Sent to Operating Company In Response to Residents’ Complaints

The coal-fired power plant planned for Kushiro City, which was scheduled to start commercial operation on November 1, 2020, is not in full operation as of the end of November. However, residents have been experiencing problems since the plant's test run stage, such as heavy vibrations and noise.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (November 2, 2020)

2020.11.02

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (November 2, 2020)

Japan Beyond Coal’s database of coal-fired power plants is updated on November 2. The first coal-fired unit to be retired is Tokuyama Central Power Station, Unit 5.

【News】Prime Minister Suga Declares Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2050

2020.10.27

【News】Prime Minister Suga Declares Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2050

On October 26, 2020, Prime Minister Suga delivered his first policy speech since taking office, declaring that Japan would fundamentally change its existing coal policy.

【News】JERA, Japan’s largest thermal power company, announces “Zero CO2 Emissions 2050”

2020.10.23

【News】JERA, Japan’s largest thermal power company, announces “Zero CO2 Emissions 2050”

On October 13, JERA, Japan's largest power generation company (jointly owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Company), announced “Towards Zero CO2 Emissions in 2050.” Although JERA has set targets for 2030, how will they achieve net zero emissions while continuing to build new power plants?

【News】Reviewing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan

2020.10.16

【News】Reviewing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan

On October 13, 2020, the Japanese government began the review of the “Strategic Energy Plan" to establish the fundamental direction of the national energy policy.

【News】Japan Beyond Coal: Campaign to Phase Out Coal

2020.09.27

【News】Japan Beyond Coal: Campaign to Phase Out Coal

September 29, 2020. Tokyo. A campaign aiming to phase out all Japanese coal-fired power plants by 2030 launched in Japan.