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Obstacles grow for coal power in Japan

Economic and environmental concerns clash in setting nation's energy course

Although coal is cheap and stable, it emits a large amount of carbon dioxide.

TOKYO -- Headwinds continue to build against coal-burning in Japan as the Environment Ministry has urged an unprecedented second halt on the construction of a coal-fired plant planned by Chubu Electric, citing an onerous burden on the climate.

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