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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:05 AM

Japanese government planning to build 45 new coal fired power stations to diversify supply

Report is over a month old, but I just saw this in a FB feed and don't recall seeing it posted here.
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The Japanese government is moving ahead with its plans to build up to 45 new coal fired power stations.

The power plants will utilise high energy, low emissions (HELE) technology that use high-quality black coal.

Japan is the largest overseas market for Australian coal producers, taking more than a third of all exports.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-31/japan-coal-power-plants/8224302

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 12:22 PM

1. Hardly a surprise

Less nuclear leads almost invariably to more coal (and now gas due to dramatically lower costs).

The sad thing is that most of Japan's existing coal generation capacity was close to being retired and replaced with cleaner alternatives. 45 new coal plants implies that they've given up on that and plan on coal for the long term.

So emissions that they know kill people every day... will continue for decades to come due to fear of emissions that probably haven't killed anyone.

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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 06:44 PM

2. More deaths on the heads of the paranoid anti-nukes. n/t.

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