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【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

2022.05.02

【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

The Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) released its "Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plans for FY2022", a compilation of supply plans submitted by electric utilities.  

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

2022.05.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

Shikoku Electric Power notified retirement of the Saijo Power Station Unit 1 at the end of March. Replacement unit will start its operation in June 2023.

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

2022.03.24

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report stating that the Department of Energy faces the risk of wasting large sums of money by supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects  

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【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

2022.05.02

【News】OCCTO releases Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plan 2022: Coal to account for 32% in FY2031

The Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) released its "Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plans for FY2022", a compilation of supply plans submitted by electric utilities.  

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

2022.05.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (May 1, 2023)

Shikoku Electric Power notified retirement of the Saijo Power Station Unit 1 at the end of March. Replacement unit will start its operation in June 2023.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants ( April 1, 2022)

2022.04.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants ( April 1, 2022)

【Database Update】 The number of operating units remains unchanged from last month, but Misumi Unit 2 started its trial operation on March 23.   

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

2022.03.24

【News】U.S. Dept. of Energy’s CCS Demonstration Projects: “Significant” Economic Risk

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report stating that the Department of Energy faces the risk of wasting large sums of money by supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects  

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (March 1, 2022)

2022.03.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (March 1, 2022)

The number of coal-fired power plants in operation in Japan as of the end of February remains at 167, with construction work still in progress.   

【News】NGOs Criticize “Capacity Market” De Facto Subsidies to Preserve Coal-Fired Power

2022.02.28

【News】NGOs Criticize “Capacity Market” De Facto Subsidies to Preserve Coal-Fired Power

On December 22, 2021, results were announced for the capacity market Main Auction, a mechanism to subsidize existing power generation facilities - coal included - with the aim of securing supply capacity four years in the future.  

【News】Kobe Power Station Unit 3 Begins Commercial Operation

2022.02.14

【News】Kobe Power Station Unit 3 Begins Commercial Operation

On February 1, 2022, Kobe Power Station Unit 3 (650MW), which had been undergoing trial operation since last year, began commercial operation, with expected CO2 emissions of 3.46 million tons per year.   

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (February 01, 2022)

2022.02.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (February 01, 2022)

Update! Kobe power station, Unit 3 started its commercial operation 2022/2/1.  

【News】Can ammonia really help Japan decarbonize?

2022.01.31

【News】Can ammonia really help Japan decarbonize?

Japan has announced that it will invest 27.9 billion yen in two demonstration projects that aim to achieve 50% ammonia co-firing at coal-fired power plants by 2029. Will this really lead to a coal-free future? Here's why some outside the country are calling this greenwashing.    

【News】With no coal exit policy, Japan falls short at COP26

2022.01.07

【News】With no coal exit policy, Japan falls short at COP26

Japan was awarded the "Fossil of the Day " award at COP26, but there were a number of ways in which Japan fell short while the rest of the world made progress at COP26.

【News】 Kobe Climate Case: Administrative Lawsuit Concludes

2022.01.07

【News】 Kobe Climate Case: Administrative Lawsuit Concludes

On December 14, the appeal in the administrative lawsuit challenging the government's responsibility in approving the construction of two additional coal-fired power plants (total capacity 1,300 MW) at the Kobe Steel Works concluded. The verdict will be rendered on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at the Osaka High Court.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 05, 2022)

2022.01.05

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 05, 2022)

There have been no updates since last month, but it is necessary to continue to monitor the coal-fired power plants under construction this year.