There are 171 coal-fired power plants in operation in Japan, one is under construction and another is in the environmental assessment process. No phase-out plan.
J-POWER announced updated plans for the Matsushima Thermal Power Station. 1) J-POWER will close Unit 1 at the end of FY2024, and 2) postponed the GENESIS Matsushima Plan for two years.
New IEA report “Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5°C Goal in Reach” provides updated net zero scenario, roadmap to achieving net zero by 2050
On October 30, citizens dressed up as zombies took action in front of the main office of J-POWER, to protest the company’s GENESIS Matsushima project.
The “No More Jurassic JERA Campaign” is being launched against JERA and a full-page advertisement was placed in the Finacial Times Asia calling on JERA to shift to renewable energy.
The UNFCCC released a new synthesis report designed to assist governments in reaching a decision on the first global stocktake during COP28.