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Japan coal-fired plant exports hit US resistance

Shipments soar to nearly US$8 billion last year, defying calls to stop investment in foreign coal projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:50
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The United States has challenged the Japanese government over moves to ramp up exports of coal-fired power technology and to offer cheap loans to lure buyers, according to a US source with direct knowledge of the matter. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tokyo

THE United States has challenged the Japanese government over moves to ramp up exports of coal-fired power technology and to offer cheap loans to lure buyers, according to a US source with direct knowledge of the matter.

Japan's shipments of the equipment soared to nearly US$