Under the joint project with a subsidiary of Marubeni Corp., Kanden Energy Solution was planning to build two coal-plant units with a combined capacity of 1.3 gigawatts at Akita Port and start operating them in 2024 . Each unit would emit 4.33 million tons of Co2 annually. There has been strong opposition from the civil society organizations such as No coal Japan, Japan beyond coal and Kiko network and many environmental organizations on the revival of coal-fired power in Japan. Besides the public campaigns, divestment campaigns and putting pressures on the ministry of the environmental agency, there have been several cases of cancellation, withdrawal of investments in the building of new coal power stations. On April 27, 2021, Kanden Energy Solutions and Marubeni Clean Power Co., Ltd. announced that they would cancel the study of the Akita port Thermal Power Plant (tentative name) construction plan that was being jointly considered. According to the Kiko network, the annual CO2 emissions emitted by this project were expected to be 8.66 million tons..