Japan’s JERA to shut inefficient coal-fired power plants by 2030

Japan’s largest power generator JERA, reportedly, plans to shut down all inefficient coal-fired power plants in the country by 2030 as well as achieve net zero emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050 to tackle climate change.

Closing inefficient coal power stations is in line with the Japanese government policy. By 2030, JERA aims to cut 20 per cent more carbon emission intensity of thermal power plants than the government’s current reduction target for those plants across the nation. Further, to achieve the 2050 target, JERA aims to boost renewable energy centered on offshore wind-power farms while using greener fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen at its thermal plants.

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