• Bloomberg, Kyodo


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.

The comment came after the Nikkei Shimbun said Mochizuki opposes the plant because it jeopardizes Japan’s greenhouse gas reduction target.

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