The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the report “Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” which lays out a timeline for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The report provides a comprehensive 2050 roadmap and detailed recommendations.
On April 27, 2021, Kanden Energy Solution Co., Inc. (Kenes) announced that Kenes and Marubeni Clean Power Corporation would end their consideration of the Akita Port Thermal Power Station (tentative name) construction plan.
On April 16, 2021, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. and Ube Industries announced the cancellation of new construction plans for Nishiokinoyama Power Plant, a planned coal-fired power plant in Ube, Yamaguchi-prefecture.
No coal-fired power plants were retired or started operation in March. However, one unit, Karita New 1, has become mothballed. Currently 163 units are under operation and 15 units are under planning/construction.
Kiko Network published a new report “Japan’s Path to Net Zero by 2050,” which recommends greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and policy measures in order to achieve Japan’s declared goal of net zero GHG emissions in 2050.
With the announcement of the closure of the UK’s West Burton coal plant on March 23, 2021,a major milestone has been reached in Europe’s phaseout of coal power. It marks the halfway point in Europe’s path to closing all of its coal plants by 2030.