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US and Other G7 Members Oppose Japan’s Push For Fossil Fuel Investment

  • Disagreement within group over use of coal plant technology
  • Energy, climate and environment ministers meet next month
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Group of Seven nations are pushing back against Japan’s proposal to use its presidency of the bloc to advocate for natural gas investment and the deployment of technologies to support the use of fossil fuels for power generation.

Officials from members including the US and UK have questioned an initial draft communique ahead of a meeting of energy, climate and environment ministers next month, arguing there’s too little emphasis on efforts to accelerate climate action, according to people familiar with the matter.