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【News】Coal-fired power plant in Ube cancelled!

2021.04.16

【News】Coal-fired power plant in Ube cancelled!

On April 16, 2021, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. and Ube Industries announced the cancellation of new construction plans for Nishiokinoyama Power Plant, a planned coal-fired power plant in Ube, Yamaguchi-prefecture.

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

2021.04.01

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

No coal-fired power plants were retired or started operation in March. However, one unit, Karita New 1, has become mothballed. Currently 163 units are under operation and 15 units are under planning/construction.

【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.