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.
The GENESIS Matsushima Project is a plan by J-Power to “upgrade” an aging coal-fired power plant. JBC created a short video to introduce this project and its issues.
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.
UNEP released a report “Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again).”
Influence Map released a report that shows Japan’s Green Transformation (GX) Policy is significantly misaligned with the 1.5°C target.
New IEA report “Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5°C Goal in Reach” provides updated net zero scenario, roadmap to achieving net zero by 2050
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.
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.
On October 5, Kiko Network and the JELF filed a petition to the JARO about JERA’s “Zero CO2 Emission Thermal Power Generation” advertisements.
BloombergNEF published the “New Energy Outlook : Japan”. It examines the opportunities and challenges associated with Japan’s transition to 2050 net-zero.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the report “World Energy Investment 2023”, which estimates that investment in clean energy will significantly exceed investment in fossil fuels in 2023.