RENOVA is committed to reducing
CO2 emissions by 10 million tons* by 2030.

*Total cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

Action for SDGs

RENOVA contributes to efforts to reduce CO2 emissions through its main business operations.
With its renewable power plants in operation and under construction in locations around Japan, and various other initiatives, RENOVA continues to engage in Renewable Energy Business operations.
RENOVA contributes to Japan’s policy* to increase the percentage of renewable energy in Japan's energy mix
In addition to its solar photovoltaic (PV) and biomass power plants currently in operation and under development, RENOVA has taken up the challenge of developing other innovative power plants which are also highly anticipated in Japanese society, including offshore wind and geothermal power plants.
  • A Japanese government policy to increase the percentage share of renewable energy power generation in the country's overall energy mix to between 22% and 24% (formulated by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in July 2015)
Initiatives to create a brighter future through renewable energy education
Lectures for students on renewable energy
RENOVA provides opportunities for junior high and high school students to learn about climate change and the utilization of renewable energy.
Learning about renewable energy at power plants
For elementary and junior high school students who visit its mega solar power plants for study purposes, RENOVA gives out shitajiki pencil boards (commonly used by students in Japan when writing in notebooks) which introduce the mechanisms involved in power generation.

Coexisting with local communities

Contribution to regional revitalization through the Renewable Energy Business.
Renewable energy could not be developed or operated without cooperative relationships with local governments and stakeholders.RENOVA follows a corporate philosophy of creating power plants that remain rooted in the local community both during and after their development.

  • Revitalizing local industry
  • Creating local employment opportunities
  • Effective use of land

Secondary benefits from renewable energy

Offshore wind power generation adds to the riches of the sea
It has been confirmed that marine organisms attach onto wind turbine structures used in offshore wind power generation, and that fish gather around them.
(Source: Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.: The 13497th JPI Special Seminar)

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development took place at United Nations headquarters in New York between September 25 and 27, 2015. With the participation of heads of state and government from more than 150 member states, the meeting ended with the adoption of an outcome document entitled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
The Agenda serves as an action plan for "people, planet and prosperity" and includes a declaration and a set of goals known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets.

RENOVA's actions towards the SDGs

  • Goal 4 [Education]
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 7 [Energy]
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8 [Economic Growth and Employment]
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9 [Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure]
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 11 [Sustainable Cities]
    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 13 [Climate Action]
    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14 [Marine Resources / Life Below Water]
    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15 [Land Resources / Life On Land]
    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 17 [Means of Implementation / Partnerships for the Goals]
    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • JAPAN SDGs Action Platform (external link: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Japan's Efforts for Achieving the SDGs (PDF issued by the International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)