|Hokkaido Toyako Summit
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is scheduled to make a recommendation to the Hokkaido Toyako Summit regarding the control of global warming through widespread use of cogeneration (combined heat and power: CHP) and district heating and cooling (DHC) systems. Taking this opportunity to cooperate in promoting the use of these technologies, on January 23 this year those involved with CHP and DHC in Japan launched CHP/DHC Promotion Consortium of Japan. With IEA cooperation, the council will conduct a tour of the Makuhari District Cooling and Heating Center and a CHP/DHC International Symposium at the Hotel Green Tower Makuhari on March 14, the opening day of the G20 conference on global warming and clean energy.
|Gas Vision 2030
Gas Vision 2030 sets out city gas industry initiatives for the period to 2030, placing particular emphasis on promoting demand-side best mix in the energy sector as a way of combating global warming.
>>> Contribution of Natural Gas and Distributed Energy Systems to the Achievement of a Low-Carbon Society by 2030
|Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake
At 10:13 a.m. on July 16, 2007, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Japan, with its epicenter offshore from the Chuetsu region in Niigata Prefecture. In Kashiwazaki City and Kariwa Village the quake measured up to "6-upper" on the Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale. This paper reviews city gas industry measures taken to restore services to the area.
>>> For details
The 15th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG15) was held on April 24-27, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. JGA Managing Director Kunihiro Mori made a presentation entitled "The Expansion of LNG Use in Japan."
>>> The Expansion of LNG Use in Japan
Two JGA representatives attended an LNG workshop conducted by an arm of APEC in Guangzhou, China.
>>> Japan's LNG Utilization and Environmental Efforts
JGA Managing Director Masato Kitamae made a conference presentation on Development of the demand for the gas industry in Japan and Shizuoka Gas Deputy Manager Yoshikazu Kudo made a presentation on Seismic Measures for gas pipelines.
>>> Development of the demand for gas industry in Japan
>>> Seismic Measures for gas pipelines
|City Gas Industry Initiatives to Combat Global Warming
JGA made a presentation entitled "Initiatives of the City Gas Industry to Combat Global Warming" to journalists from the Energy Press Club.
>>> Initiatives of the City Gas Industry to Combat Global Warming
|City Gas Symposium 2007
JGA held its 2007 City Gas Symposium in Tokyo on June 13, 2007. This symposium is held each year to exchange information among city gas utilities and related companies through presentations on the latest trends in the city gas business and the latest results of city gas technology development efforts. This year's symposium featured 28 lecture presentations, 36 poster presentations, 15 technology prize displays and special lectures. Links to two papers from the symposium are included below.
>>> Development of Technology for Ultra-High-Efficiency Natural Gas Engine Combined System
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