Sep 21, 2015

Limits on coal-fired power generation eyed

The industry ministry is considering limiting each utility’s coal-fired power output to around 50 percent of all fossil-fuel energy it generates, sources said Monday. The rule, designed to curb carbon emissions, would take effect in April as part of the government’s efforts to achieve ...

Jun 12, 2015

Environment minister says coal plant approval is problematic

The need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the lack of a strategy for this makes it hard to approve a new coal-fired power plant planned by a venture between Osaka Gas Co. and Electric Power Development Co., Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki said Friday. ...

Jun 3, 2014

U.S. emissions cuts a 'bold step,' Japan says

The United States’ proposed cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from its power plants is a bold step to tackle climate change, Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara says. “There are many states that are dependent on coal power,” Ishihara said at a news conference in Tokyo. “We ...

Locals stall $4 billion Indonesia power plant

Jul 20, 2013

Locals stall $4 billion Indonesia power plant

A $4 billion Japanese project to build a large coal-fired power station in Indonesia has hit a major snag due to opposition from local residents, sources revealed. Around 50 landowners are refusing to sell 40 hectares in total that would account for 20 percent ...