2018 NTNU Japan Seminar: Policies for Promoting Renewable Energy and the Hydrogen Economy: New Challenges and Opportunities
October 8, 2018-October 9, 2018
Although renewable energy technology has advanced remarkably in the past decade, the adoption of this technology has nonetheless varied markedly by country. The 2018 NTNU Japan Seminar tackles this puzzle, focusing on the emerging challenges and opportunities for renewable energy that have arisen as the technology has developed and become increasingly economically competitive, even in the recent environment of declining fossil fuel prices. Special focus is placed on grid stability, capacity and smart grids, storage, and electricity market reform. At this Seminar, which takes place right after the Kyoto International Forum on Energy and the Environment (KIFEE10) ends in Trondheim, we will examine these new challenges and opportunities in four panels. The first panel examines the potential that hydrogen, which produces no emissions when used as a fuel, holds as a source of energy. The second panel considers the interplay of economic, political and other social variables, foreign and domestic policy and novel regulatory practices that shape the challenges facing the further diffusion of renewables in Japan, and how that country is tackling these challenges. The third panel compares how different social conditions and infrastructure in Japan and the Nordic countries create varying opportunities for renewable energy. Finally, the fourth panel will cast light on how other Asian countries are dealing with the new challenges and opportunities facing renewable energy diffusion. The seminar brings together the perspectives of natural and social scientists as well as industry representatives. There is no cost to attend, and complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided to registered attendees.
Registration: To attend you must register online. You can find the complete seminar program and the online registration link here:
Registration begins on 11 June 2018
Registration deadline: 21 September 2018