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.
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
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%,
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
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
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.