|Japan to Construct 43 New Coal Power Plants|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 12:30 AM|
President Barack Obama has drawn a 'Red Line' on dirty coal power plants. So in response, Tokyo has pledged to build 43 new coal power power plants in Japan.
According to the Daily Caller, "As Japan promises the United Nations it will cut carbon dioxide emissions, the country simultaneously plans on building 43 coal-fired power projects to make up for shuttered nuclear power."
Kiko Network is quoted as saying that, "These projects, which may still be operating in 2050, run counter to Japan’s efforts to tackle climate change and should be quickly reviewed or stopped.”
As reported by the Daily Caller, "Japan told the reporters it would cut carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent below 2013 levels by 2030, AFP. It joined a U.S.-led effort to build support for a global warming treaty to be approved this December in Paris. It’s an issue President Barack Obama has staked his legacy on, and is using whatever diplomatic tactics he can to get other countries to join him."
Coal is more eficient and cheaper than renewable energy sources.
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