Published: 14 October 2020 14 October 2020
Jera has established "Jera Zero CO2 Emissions 2050", the goal of achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Jera has also formulated a roadmap for achieving “Jera Zero CO2 Emissions 2050” for its business in Japan and established new environmental targets to be achieved by 2030. Jera’s targets including “Jera Zero CO2 Emissions 2050” are premised on advances in decarbonisation technology, economic rationality, and consistency with government policies.
Jera will achieve Zero CO2 emissions through a combination of renewable energy and zero CO2 emission thermal power generation. The adoption of renewable energy is supported by thermal power generation capable of generating electricity regardless of natural conditions. Jera will promote the adoption of greener fuels and pursue thermal power that does not emit CO2 during power generation.
Zero CO2 emissions will be achieved by establishing roadmaps that show optimal solutions for each country and region. Since the energy situation is different for each country and region—such as the presence of regional transmission lines or pipelines and the types of renewable energy that could be adopted—Jera will work with stakeholders on a country and regional basis to establish roadmaps.
Zero CO2 emissions will be achieved through a combination of technologies that are available and reliable at the time adoption decisions are made, lowering technical risk and smoothing the transition to a green society.
The main pillars of the roadmap are the shutdown of all inefficient coal power plants (supercritical or less) by 2030, and a gradual increase in the ratio of mixed combustion of fossil fuels, ammonia, and hydrogen at thermal power plants. Going forward, Jera will gradually develop, the roadmap in greater detail based on relevant conditions such as government policies.