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UPDATE 1-Japan environment ministry objects to 2nd coal-fired plant over targets

Date of Release: 
Aug 14 2015

(Recasts with minister's announcement, quotes)

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan's environment minister objected on Friday to plans by Chubu Electric Power Co to build a coal-fired plant due to a lack of specific plans by the power industry to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The ministry has been pushing against the growing use of coal to generate power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 led to the shutdown of the nation's reactors.

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Japan environment ministry to object to another coal-fired power plant: NHK

Date of Release: 
Aug 13 2015

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's environment minister will submit to the country's industrial ministry an objection over plans for a 1.07 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired plant to be built by Chubu Electric Power Co, NHK public TV said on Friday.

Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki has been pushing back on the growing use of coal to generate power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to the shutdown of the nation's reactors, as concerns mount over greenhouse gas emissions.

In June, he objected to plans for a 1.2 GW coal-fired plant to be built by Electric Power Development and Osaka Gas.

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Japan Minister Plans to Oppose 2 Coal Power Plants, Nikkei Says

Date of Release: 
Jul 27 2015

Japan’s environment minister plans to oppose two new coal-fired power projects amid concerns Japan may fail to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Yoshio Mochizuki plans to submit letters of opposition to the trade minister, the newspaper reported Monday without attribution. The projects are planned in Aichi and Chiba prefectures.

While Japan’s environment ministry oversees environmental impact assessments of power projects, only the trade ministry can give permission to build a power plant.

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