Bloomberg: Japan Efforts to Phase Out Coal Weakest Among G7

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Bloomberg News continues to highlight Japan’s worrying plans for new coal plants. Following a report by the think tank E3G, Bloomberg reporter writes:

“Japan remains last among Group of Seven countries in efforts to phase out coal-power generation even though “positive developments” are being made elsewhere, according to a “coal scorecard” released by an environmental group.”

And:

“More than 25 gigawatts of new coal capacity are either planned or being developed in Japan, while opposition from the Ministry of the Environment has been “overruled in favor of a voluntary agreement with utilities to reduce emissions intensity,” Littlecott said. “This approach is clearly insufficient given the scale of the challenge.”“

The report also called Japan’s support for overseas coal projects into question.”

Read the entire Bloomberg article here: Japan Efforts to Phase Out Coal Weakest Among G7, Group Says