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JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050

JERA will take on the challenge of achieving, by 2050, virtually zero CO2 emissions from JERA’s operations in Japan and overseas.
JERA will promote the adoption of renewable energy and greener fuels, as well as pursue thermal power that does not emit CO2 during generation in order to achieve Zero CO2 emissions.

President, Representative Director Satoshi Onoda

Lead the realization of a low-carbon society

As Japan's largest power producer, JERA is in a position to actively lead the way in realizing a low-carbon society. To further accelerate its initiatives so far, and to clarify its long-term vision, JERA has established "JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050", the goal of achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2050.President, Representative Director
Satoshi Onoda

Three Approaches of
JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050

Complementarity between Renewable Energy and Zero CO2 Emission Thermal Power Generation

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.

Establishment of Roadmaps Suitable for Each Country and Region

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. We have developed a roadmap for our business in Japan and will extend this approach to other countries and regions.

Smart Transition

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.

* "JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050" is premised on steady advances in decarbonization technology, economic rationality, and consistency with government policy. JERA is developing its own decarbonization technologies and taking the initiative to ensure economic rationality.

Initiatives of
JERA Zero CO2 Emissions

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JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050 Roadmap
for its Business in Japan
(updated on May 2022)

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by 2030
by 2050

JERA Environmental Target 2030
for its Business in Japan

JERA is actively working to reduce CO2 emissions. In its domestic operations, JERA will achieve the following by FY2030:

Shut down all inefficient (supercritical or less) coal power plants and conduct demonstration tests of mixed combustion with ammonia at high-efficiency (ultra-supercritical) coal power plants.

Promote the development of renewable energy centered on offshore wind power projects and work to further improve the efficiency of LNG thermal power generation.

Reduce carbon emission intensity of thermal power plants by 20% based on the long-term energy supply-demand outlook for FY 2030 as set by the government.

JERA Environmental Target 2035
for its Business in Japan

JERA aims to reduce CO2 emissions from domestic operarions by at least 60% (relative to FY 2013) by FY 2035 through the following:

Given the expanded adoption of renewable energy based on the national government’s 2050 carbon neutral policy, JERA will strive to develop and adopt renewable energy in Japan.

JERA will work to reduce carbon emission intensity from thermal power generation by promoting hydrogen and ammonia co-firing.

"JERA Environmental Target 2035" is premised on consistency with policy and on the business environment under which it will be realized.


Although there remain many issues to be resolved under current technology in order to realize "JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050", JERA will continue its own active efforts to develop decarbonization technologies and ensure economic rationality.
In addition, JERA will continue to be a leader in decarbonization in the energy industry by tackling various issues in cooperation with related organizations, groups, and stakeholders.