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【News】Are you serious? Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 Begins Commercial Operation

2021.01.18

【News】Are you serious? Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 Begins Commercial Operation

On January 8th, Hitachinaka Generation, a subsidiary of JERA, began the commercial operation of Hitachinaka Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 (650 MW, utilizing ultrasupercritical [USC] pressure power generation). There are many issues with starting operation of a new coal-fired power plant.

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 04, 2021)

2021.01.04

【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (January 04, 2021)

Japan Beyond Coal has updated its database on January 4. As Kushiro Power Station started its commercial operation, current units of "operating" became 162,

【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.

【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?