ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

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.

Hitting targets

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more