National 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 a ...

National 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. The ...

Environment 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 hope ...

Locals stall $4 billion Indonesia power plant

National 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 of ...