Shimonoseki Power Station Unit 1 (coal, 175,000 kW) was decommissioned at the end of January, bringing the total number of units currently in operation to 171.
Most of the hydrogen currently distributed in Japan is “gray” or sometimes called “brown” hydrogen. In the interum report of Japaese Hydrogen strategy has many problems.
On December 22, just before the end of the year, JERA started commercial operation of the Yokosuka Power Station Unit 2, two months ahead of the original schedule.
Japan Beyond Coal’s database monthly update: Yokosuka coal-fired power plant Unit 2 began commercial operation in December 2023, and the total number of power plants currently in operation becomes to 172 units.
COP28 to the UNFCCC concluded on December 13. An outcome document, agreed by approximately 200 Parties, included an agreement to “transition away from fossil fuels.”
Climate Action Tracker (CAT) updated its analysis and assessment of Japan’s climate change measures. The overall assessment of Japan’s policies is Inadequate!
COP28 to the UNFCCC has been held in Dubai since November 30. Japan received the “Fossil of the Day” on the first day. Here is a brief overview of energy-related developments so far.
There are 171 coal-fired power plants in operation in Japan, one is under construction and another is in the environmental assessment process. No phase-out plan.
J-POWER announced updated plans for the Matsushima Thermal Power Station. 1) J-POWER will close Unit 1 at the end of FY2024, and 2) postponed the GENESIS Matsushima Plan for two years.
On October 30, citizens dressed up as zombies took action in front of the main office of J-POWER, to protest the company’s GENESIS Matsushima project.
Japan Beyond Coal database update: On October 31, J-POWER announced that Matsushima Power Station (Nagasaki Pr…
The “No More Jurassic JERA Campaign” is being launched against JERA and a full-page advertisement was placed in the Finacial Times Asia calling on JERA to shift to renewable energy.