22 May 2008
Japan’s electric power utilities are trying to reduce CO2 emissions from the
viewpoints of both supply and demand side. In the supply side, they are trying to reduce the
CO2 emission rate per electric power consumption mainly by promoting nuclear generation.
In the demand side, they are trying to promote widespread use of heat pumps that can
greatly contribute to the reduction in CO2 emissions. For the spread out of heat pumps, it is
necessary for the government, researchers, manufacturers, end users and electric power
utilities to make united efforts.