JAPAN'S COAL UPDOWN
JAPANTODAY - Concern about the dramatic impacts of climate change has led to a global shift away from using carbon-emitting coal for power generation, but in post-Fukushima Japan where nuclear remains a dirty word, coal is now king.
In committing to the Paris Climate Accord, Japan, the world's fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged that no effort would be spared in combating climate change and the government committed to a 26 percent emissions reduction by fiscal 2030.
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