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Cabinet minister voices hope for continuing coal power generation

  • December 3, 2019
  • , NHK
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NHK took up Trade and Industry Minister Kajiyama’s press conference this morning in which he commented on a recent UNEP report calling for Japan to suspend the construction of coal-fired power plants. He was quoted as saying: “We would like to keep open the option of coal-fired and other fossil fuel power plants. It is very important to examine all available options to determine the best mix of energy sources.” He stressed Japan will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions through technological innovation.

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