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In Japan, Mighty Earth focuses on fighting the expansion of fossil fuel energy. While other countries are making plans to reduce emissions, Japan’s biggest companies continue to invest in the dirtiest forms of fuel. Mighty Earth is campaigning in Japan to hold major companies, like Sumitomo Corporation, accountable and working to change corporate policies that destroy forests and mine, chop, finance, ship, and burn the most destructive fuels on earth.

Japan is promoting false solutions such as biomass – mixing wood pellets with coal to extend the lives of coal power plants. Burning wood pellets for electricity is billed as green, but this is not the case. It involves cutting down trees in North America, converting them into pellets, shipping them to Japan, and then burning the pellets for electricity. Far from being carbon neutral, this is a carbon nightmare.

  • 5.6 tons

    or more of CO2 released to produce 1 car

  • 7-9%

    of GHG emissions globally are from steel production

Biomass is not carbon neutral - it's a carbon nightmare.

Japan's biomass demand is fueling forest degradation and harming communities in the US Southeast.

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18/Dec/2023
Mighty Earth Responds to Nippon Steel’s $14.9 Billion Acquisition of U.S. Steel
Wasted: How Japan’s Biomass Push in South Asia Lays Waste to Forests, Undermines Climate Progress and Drowns Recipients in Debt
07/Dec/2023
Wasted: How Japan’s Biomass Push in South Asia Lays Waste to Forests, Undermines Climate Progress and Drowns Recipients in Debt
11/Apr/2023
NGO Joint Statement: Co-firing of Biomass in Coal Plants or Conversion of Coal Power Plants to Dedicated Biomass Power Plants is Greenwashing
22/Jun/2022
VICTORY: Mighty Earth Statement on the Cancellation of Japanese Coal Plant at Matarbari, Bangladesh
02/Mar/2022
Victory! Sumitomo Corporation Withdraws from Matarbari 2 Coal Plant Project
30/Jan/2022
Sumitomo Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Empty Climate Action Rhetoric
24/Nov/2021
JICA faces US Securities complaint over allegations of ‘misleading’ investors on coal
03/Nov/2021
Climate advocates praise Japan for joining breakthrough steel plan
22/Oct/2021
Korean and Japanese civic groups urge President Moon and Prime Minister Kishida to end support for biomass