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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.
or more of CO2 released to produce 1 car
of GHG emissions globally are from steel production
Japan's biomass demand is fueling forest degradation and harming communities in the US Southeast.Read More