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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】Commit to a 2030 Coal Phase-out in Japan’s Energy Policy! A New Citizen’s Campaign Launches

2020.12.11

【News】Commit to a 2030 Coal Phase-out in Japan’s Energy Policy! A New Citizen’s Campaign Launches

On December 10th, Japanese environmental and civic groups collaboratively launched "Four Critical Years: Act Now to Protect Our Future," a campaign calling for an energy policy consistent with the Paris Agreement and a review of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

【News】Retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, Japan’s First Commercial IGCC Unit

2020.12.01

【News】Retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, Japan’s First Commercial IGCC Unit

On November 16, 2020, Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd. announced the retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10. Along with CO2 CCS, IGCC is one of the next-generation technologies expected as part of Japan's low-carbon energy infrastructure, but there are serious doubts as to its effectiveness.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (December 1, 2020)

2020.12.01

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (December 1, 2020)

The Japanese coal-fired power plant database provided by Japan Beyond Coal was updated on December 1st. This time, the second "retired" unit is Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, which used IGCC power generation technology.

【News】Commercial Operation of Kushiro Power Station Delayed, Questions Sent to Operating Company In Response to Residents’ Complaints

2020.11.27

【News】Commercial Operation of Kushiro Power Station Delayed, Questions Sent to Operating Company In Response to Residents’ Complaints

The coal-fired power plant planned for Kushiro City, which was scheduled to start commercial operation on November 1, 2020, is not in full operation as of the end of November. However, residents have been experiencing problems since the plant's test run stage, such as heavy vibrations and noise.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (November 2, 2020)

2020.11.02

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (November 2, 2020)

Japan Beyond Coal’s database of coal-fired power plants is updated on November 2. The first coal-fired unit to be retired is Tokuyama Central Power Station, Unit 5.

【News】Prime Minister Suga Declares Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2050

2020.10.27

【News】Prime Minister Suga Declares Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2050

On October 26, 2020, Prime Minister Suga delivered his first policy speech since taking office, declaring that Japan would fundamentally change its existing coal policy.

【News】JERA, Japan’s largest thermal power company, announces “Zero CO2 Emissions 2050”

2020.10.23

【News】JERA, Japan’s largest thermal power company, announces “Zero CO2 Emissions 2050”

On October 13, JERA, Japan's largest power generation company (jointly owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Company), announced “Towards Zero CO2 Emissions in 2050.” Although JERA has set targets for 2030, how will they achieve net zero emissions while continuing to build new power plants?

【News】Reviewing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan

2020.10.16

【News】Reviewing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan

On October 13, 2020, the Japanese government began the review of the “Strategic Energy Plan" to establish the fundamental direction of the national energy policy.

【News】Japan Beyond Coal: Campaign to Phase Out Coal

2020.09.27

【News】Japan Beyond Coal: Campaign to Phase Out Coal

September 29, 2020. Tokyo. A campaign aiming to phase out all Japanese coal-fired power plants by 2030 launched in Japan.