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Press Release (Jul 30, 2013)Result of CO2 Emission and CO2 Emission Factor in FY 2012

Our CO2 emission factor in FY2011 based on the "Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures" was 0.406kg-CO2/kWh (a 12% decrease compared to the previous year) with Kyoto mechanism credits, etc. taken into account. Consequently, our 5-year average CO2 emission factor over the period from FY 2008 to FY 2012, to which our self-imposed target applies, is expected to be 0.377kg-CO2/kWh (an 0.8% decrease compared to FY 1990).

In FY 2012, our CO2 emission was 141.2 million tons (a 14% increase compared to the previous year) since power generated by thermal power generation increased due to the shutdown of nuclear power stations although the electricity sales was at almost the same level as that in the previous year. However, as we reflected Kyoto mechanism credits, etc., corresponding to 32.1 million tons, we saw a decrease in CO2 emission factor compared to the previous year.

We set a self-imposed target, which is "to reduce our CO2 emission factor (the five-year average CO2 emission factor) by 20% compared to FY 1990", and made efforts to achieve this target. However, we do not expect that we can achieve the target even when an additional credit that will be issued later for FY 2012 is reflected in the comparison against the self-imposed target.

The CO2 emission factor in FY 2012 will be announced as "actual emission factor, adjusted emission factor, etc., per electric utility company" after the government review.

Reference: "Result of CO2 emission and CO2 emission factor" and "Our target CO2 emission factor and achievement" (PDF 26.3KB)

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