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Japan again embraces coal

Dennis Normile
USA Japan

Dennis Normile, writer for, website for AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Most of the world is turning its back on burning coal to produce electricity, but not Japan. The nation has fired up at least eight new coal power plants in the past 2 years and has plans for an additional 36 over the next decade—the biggest planned coal power expansion in any developed nation (not including China and India).