There were 50 coal-fired power plant construction plans in Japan identified after 2012. At the same time, the local grassroots organizations are opposing these plans because of their concern for climate justice and local pollution problems. The network of environmental NGOs pressured the companies and governments for strict regulations on coal-fired power plants. As a result, amongst the 50 planned power plants, 12 were cancelled, or fuel was changed from coal to renewable, while 12 were in operation. Natural gas is also used in some cases instead of coal. One of the cancelled projects was Soma Kyodo Power Plant in the Soma Core Industrial Park (in Japanese) “Somachukoku kougyo danchinai hatsudensho”.