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Japan seeks stoppage of 100 inefficient coal plants in a decade

Government acts in light of pressure for switch to greener energy alternatives

Japan will urge the closure or suspension of about 100 low-efficiency coal-fired power plants by fiscal year 2030.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will urge the closure or suspension of about 100 low-efficiency coal-fired power plants in the country by fiscal year 2030 in the face of international pressure for a transition to greener alternatives.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will set the policy that urges the closure of low efficiency plants that emit large amounts of carbon dioxide, or CO2.

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