Concerning reporting of CO2 Emissions Intensity (FY2011) in Accordance with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures
August 1, 2012
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has reported its CO2 emissions intensity (CO2 emissions against volume of power used) for FY2011 to the government in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
With operations at Hamaoka nuclear power plant suspended by government request, we increased thermal energy generation, resulting in a CO2 emissions intensity of 0.469kg-CO2/kWh* for FY2011. This was an increase of 37.5% above the level for FY2010 and 1.0% above that for FY1990.
We are working towards the achievement of a target of a 20% reduction in average CO2 emissions intensity against figures for FY1990 over the five years of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (FY2008–FY2012).
Because Hamaoka nuclear power plant is off line, meeting this target will be a challenge, but we are wholeheartedly continuing our efforts towards it on both the demand and the supply sides.
*This figure represents emissions intensity after deduction of Kyoto Mechanism credits, etc. from actual CO2 emissions in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (CO2 emissions intensity following adjustment). The figure prior to these deductions (actual CO2 emissions intensity) was 0.518kg-CO2/kWh.
The figure reported to the government is a provisional figure. Figures for CO2 emissions intensity for individual electric utilities based on the System for Calculation, Reporting, and Announcement of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases will be separately published by the government.
With the May 2012 revision to the Ministry of the Environment–Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation and Reporting Manual, customers who are required in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures to report their emissions volumes to the authorities can now enter the emissions volume calculated using the CO2 emissions intensity for each electric power company in FY2010 on the Type 2 Form prescribed by the above Act when submitting their reports for FY2012 (due by the end of July 2013). This is to ensure that efforts by customers to reduce emissions will be easily discernible regardless of the effects of the Tohoku earthquake.