Japanese Version: What will Tokyo look like if we don’t fight climate change?
What will Tokyo look like if we don’t fight climate change?
Expanding Japan’s Coal Fleet: Financial Risk and Climate Disaster
In the past year, Japan’s electricity demand has declined by 2.7 percent, while new solar developments have added 8,000 MW of new capacity to the system, the equivalent of 16 medium-sized coal-fired power plants. With costs for solar power continuing to drop worldwide, Japan is likely to see continued growth in the proportion of its
Japan’s G7 Coal Shame
At the end of May, the eyes of the world will turn to Japan as it hosts the G7. One would expect Japan to use this opportunity to step up as a leader on climate after the global agreement in Paris. Instead, barring a drastic change in government policy, the G7 will be a showcase
Coal is a climate killer, whatever its efficiency
The argument that high-efficiency coal-fired power plants are a viable solution for reducing CO2 emissions, the main cause of climate change, is still defended with vigour by the coal industry – and by governments that have a stake in the coal industry, in particular Japan, Germany, South Korea, Australia and Poland. Japan even goes as