JBC introduces two coal reports from the International Energy Agency (IEA) published in late 2022: "Coal in Net Zero Transitions: Strategies for Rapid, Secure and People-Centred Change" and "Coal 2022".
On September 28, 2022, BloombergNEF released the report “Japan’s Costly Ammonia Coal Co-Firing Strategy,” an analysis examining the economic feasibility and implications of Japan’s plans to co-fire ammonia and coal in its transition to a zero-emission society by 2050.
German NGO Urgewald has released the Global Coal Exit List for 2022, which shows that many companies are still deeply involved in various coal-related businesses.
Renewable Energy Institute released the English translation of "Re-examining Japan’s Hydrogen Strategy: Moving Beyond the “Hydrogen Society” Fantasy".
In July 2022, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a series of reports that examine the global hydrogen trade’s potential to meet the 1.5 climate goal.
Climate Integrate has released the report “Getting Lost on the Road to Decarbonization: Japan’s Big Plans for Ammonia”. This report takes a close look at the possibilities and challenges of using ammonia in coal power generation.
On July 5, 2022, the Renewable Energy Institute released "Renewables to Strengthen Energy Security in Europe and Japan".
Renewable Energy Institute released the English excerpt of "Bottlenecks and Risks of CCS Thermal Power Policy in Japan," originally published in Japanese on 14 April 2022.
Global Energy Monitor (GEM) and others have released "Boom and Bust Coal 2022," their annual report on the status of operating and planned coal-fired power plants worldwide. The report shows that in 2021, the planned generating capacity of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide decreased by 13%, but further intensification is needed before climate goals can be achieved.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases AR6 Climate Change 2022 (WG2) Report: Human-induced climate change is already causing clear, widespread negative impacts.
TransitionZero has released the report “Coal-de-sac: Advanced Coal in Japan” which warns that extensive use of "advanced clean coal technologies" may hamper Japan's 2050 net-zero target in Japan.
New publication “Financing Global Coal Exit 2021” shows Japan's three megabanks sit alone as the top 3 worst financial institutions in terms of the amount of loans to coal-related industries.