【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (November 2, 2020)
Japan Beyond Coal’s database of coal-fired power plants has been updated.
After the submission of a decommissioning notice to the relevant authorities on June 30, 2020, the status of Tokuyama Central Power Station (in-house) Unit 5 (35 MW) has been changed to “Retired.”
Although it is an in-house power generation facility, this is the first coal-fired unit to be retired since Japan Beyond Coal began its domestic coal power phase-out countdown.
We hope that the number of coal plant retirements will see an increase in light of Japan’s aim to “emit zero greenhouse gases overall by 2050.”