Japan power firms plan 35% carbon intensity cut -Nikkei

Published 05:56 on July 3, 2015  /  Last updated at 05:56 on July 3, 2015  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s biggest electricity producers and a group of suppliers plan to cut the carbon intensity of its electricity to 35% below 2013 levels, Nikkei reported.

Japan’s biggest electricity producers and a group of suppliers plan to cut the carbon intensity of its electricity to 35% below 2013 levels, Nikkei reported.

The agency reported a draft plan presented by the Federation of Electric Power Companies, which includes Japan’s 10 biggest power companies such as Tokyo Electric Power Co. and a group of 19 suppliers.

The companies plan to reduce the emissions intensity of each kilowatt they sell to 0.37 kilos from 0.57 kilos in 2013.

The report did not mention a date for the target, but it is likely to be for 2030, in response to the government’s pledge to cut Japan’s GHG emissions 26% below 2013 levels by the end of next decade.

According to Nikkei, the draft plan called for an increased share of renewables in the energy mix and new technology to make thermal power generation more efficient.

The draft plan did not outline individual targets for companies.

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