Based on the trends of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for renewable energy and electricity system reforms, the discussion will be regarding how the industry should be and how it should proceed in the future. * No English interpretation is available for this seminar.
|Date||July 30 (Thu.) 2015|
|Time||15:00 - 17:00|
|Venue||Hall B, 4th floor of Tokyo Conference Center Ariake|
|Admission Fee||Free (Registration required)
* Registration will be closed when it reaches its seating capacity.
Registration is closed.
|15:00～15:40||100-year Initiative for PV -
The Probability of Long-term and Stable Solar Power
|15:40～16:20||Japanese Renewable Policy: its Challenges and Perspective toward Further Solar Expansion||
|16:20～17:00||Electricity System Reform and Potential of Solar PV||
New and Renewable Energy Division,
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
I n 1992, he graduated from Faculty of Law, Tokyo University and entered the METI in the same year. He was in charge of environmental and energy policy as well as various policy plans and enforcement such as a trade policy (FTA), an industrial human resource policy, the IT promotion administration. He resided in the U.K. as a JETRO London industry researcher for three years from 2009, and carried out a Europe/Middle Eastern Asia energy research activities including renewable energy. After his return to Japan, he was appointed as a director of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division from 2012, and as an Executive Assistant to the Minister from December of the same year. Since September, 2014, he has been taking a responsibility for a director of the New and Renewable Energy Division.
Graduate School of Environmental Studies,
After graduating from Kyoto University (Bachelor of Laws) and receiving Master in Laws (Public International Law) from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, she was appointed Associate Professor at Shizuoka University (1998-2004), Associate Professor (2004-2006) and Professor (2006-2011) at Ryukoku University, Kyoto and Professor at Nagoya University (since 2011), Japan. She also studied at Graduate School of University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France (1993-1995) and was Visiting Researcher at University of London, U.K. (2000-2001).
SPECIALIZED AREAS AND PUBLICATIONS
Specializing in international law, especially international environmental law, she published as author and co-author many books and articles, among others, -'A Study of Suspension of Access to Grid of Renewable Energy under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme' in Hogaku Seminar 2015/6, No. 725 (2015) (in Japanese);
-'Climate Change and Small Island Claims in the Pacific', in O.C. Ruppel et al. eds., Climate Change: International Law and Global Governance, Volume I: Legal Responses and Global Responsibility (Nomos, 2013);
- Chapter Japan in R. Lord et al. eds., Climate Change Liability (Cambridge University Press, 2011);
- 'Do markets matter? The role of markets in the post-2012 international climate regime', in T. Sawa et al. eds, Achieving Global Sustainability (United Nations University Press, 2011)
- Climate Change and International Cooperation: Where will the Kyoto Protocol and Multilateral Cooperation Go? (edited with Y. KAMEYAMA) (2011) (in Japanese);
Department of Sociology,
Dr. Takahashi is the Research Fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute. He specializes in energy policy with focus on market liberalization, grid unbundling, renewable energy and smart grid. He has actively participated in policy formation as Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office as well as a member of advisory panels of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy.
He obtained doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo and master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His former career includes a product planner at Sony Corporation, Deputy Director at IT Policy Office of Cabinet Secretariat, and Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo. He taught classes about public policy at Sophia University and Seijo University.
He is the author of “Market Liberalization of Electric Utilities” published by Nihon Keizai Shinbun Shuppan-sha in 2011, and “The Politics of Technological Innovation” published by Keiso Shobo in 2009. He wrote many research papers about energy policy, bureaucracy and policy process for academic journals, major newspapers and commercial magazines.
* The program is subject to change without notice.
* No audio / video recording and photography in all seminars.