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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

2019 International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Public Policy February 8, 2019


(Non-Participation Fee/English-Japanese interpretation)

As the world move towards low carbon future envisaged under the Paris Agreement, renewable energy is expected to play a key role in energy transition. On the other hand, there are also numerous economic, technical, institutional and policy issues toward further promotion. This symposium aims at addressing multiple issues on renewable energy with domestic and overseas experts: cost effectiveness, issues for introducing large scale of renewable energy, and how to promote energy policy based on the balance of 3 E (Energy security, Environmental conservation, Economic efficiency).

Date:  Friday, 8 February 2019
Time:  13:30-17:00 (Open 13:00- )
Venue: Fukutake Hall (B2F), Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Registration: Previous registration needed. Please make your registration from this form. (Registration has been closed due to the limited seat capacity)

– Program –
13:30-13:40 Introduction
  Jun ARIMA  Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

13:40-15:00 Keynote Presentations
Measuring economic benefits of renewable energy
Dr. Rabia FERROUKHI, Deputy Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance division, IRENA

Cost and benefit of renewable energy – Japan’s context
  Dr. Yuji MATSUO, Senior Economist, IEEJ: Institute of Energy Economics of Japan

Challenges of a Renewable-Dominant Transition
Prof. Peter HARTLEY, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Professor of Economics at Rice University, Scholar of Energy Economics at the Baker Institute

Role of renewable energy in “best energy mix”
Dr. Ben HEARD, Consultant, Asset Performance, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-16:50 Panel Discussion
Taishi Sugiyama, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Keigo Akimoto, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Benjamin HEARD, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Peter HARTLEY, Rice University
Moderator: Jun Arima, The University of Tokyo

16:50-17:00 Wrap-up and Closing

Networking Reception (Join freely)

Graduate School of Public Policy
The University of Tokyo