“While the use of coal to generate electricity has gotten some bad press in the U.S., it seems other countries are not so lukewarm to it. One of these is Japan, where recently the government announced that it would go full speed ahead with the construction of 45 new coal fired power plants. As reported in the Daily Caller, after the fukushima nuclear accident, Japan tried to move forward with solar and wind energy, but found it to be expensive and unreliable. Thus, Japan has turned to coal: a source they believe to be much more dependable, and one with which they hope to get over 30% of their electricity by 2040.”