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.