Japanese utilities turn away from coal plans amid green energy boom

Energy - Reuters - Key Takeaway: *Japanese utilities are turning away from new coal-fired power projects in the country amid tighter environmental regulations and increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers. Osaka Gas last week pulled out of plans to build a 1.2 gigawatt coal-fired project, which followed the cancellation in January of a 2 GW coal power station by Kyushu Electric Power, Tokyo Gas and Idemitsu Kosan. In December, Chugoku Electric Power and JFE Steel scrapped plans to build a 1.07 GW station.*

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