TonenGeneral and Kansai Electric scrap plans for coal power plant

Japan’s TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK and Kansai Electric Power have scrapped plans to build a 1 GW coal-fired power station near Tokyo.
By Staff reporter 28 March 2017 0 25253

Japan’s TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK and Kansai Electric Power have scrapped plans to build a 1 GW coal-fired power station near Tokyo after disagreeing over the feasibility of the project, according to Reuters Africa.

More than 40 coal-fired power plants are planned in Japan. TonenGeneral and Kansai Electric’s decision is the first cancellation of a new coal-fired power station in the country, not counting replacement plants.

Chugoku Electric Power and JFE Steel have been forced to rethink plans for new coal-fired capacity on environmental grounds.

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