International Conference REvision2022Accelerating Renewable Developments

2 March 2022

in Japanese

Renewable Energy Institute hosted "REvision2022: Accelerating Renewable Developments" virtually on Wednesday, 2 March 2022. 

This year's REvision provided an overview of the accelerating global renewable energy transition, highlighting new policies with ambitious green energy goals in the United States and Germany, the current status of energy transition in emerging economies in Asia, such as China and India, and the various roadmaps and future scenarios for a decarbonized society. In addition, we discussed the industrial development of offshore wind power, which is a key to Japan's transition to renewable energy. Furthermore, as the Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary, we looked back at its history and Japan's energy policy, and discussed the prospects for the next decade.

Highlights of the event

Program *English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided.

Part I 10:00 - 12:00
Welcome Remarks
Tomas Kåberger  Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

- Alejandro Moreno  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy DL

- Amory B. Lovins  Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute  / Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University DL

Session 1: Is Acceleration of Renewable Development a Cost or a Benefit?
- Amory B. Lovins
- Li Junfeng  First Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) / Standing Director, China Energy Research Society (CERS)
- Ajay Mathur  Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA)DL
[Moderator] Tomas Kåberger

Technology Session 13:00 - 13:30
Technology Session
- Giovanni Fili  CEO, ExegerDL
- Masayuki Kurihara  Managing Director, Envision Digital Japan K.K.DL
[Moderator] Tomas Kåberger

Part II 10th Anniversary Event 13:30 - 15:00

Special Message
Masayoshi Son  Founder and Chairperson, Renewable Energy Institute / CEO, SoftBank Group

10th Anniversary Opening Talk
Tomas Kåberger

Session 2:  Has Japan's Energy Policy Changed and Can it Change? 
- Kamon Iizumi  Governor of Tokushima Prefecture / Chairperson, Renewable Energy Council
- Daisaku Kadokawa  Mayor of Kyoto City / Chairperson, GDC Renewable Energy Council
- Jin Kato  President, Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) 
- Izumi Kaizuka  Director, Principal Analyst, Business Development Division, RTS Corporation
- Takejiro Sueyoshi  Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
[Moderator] Hiroko Kuniya  JournalistDL

■Part III 15:10 - 16:30

Francesco La Camera  Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)DL


Session 3: Direction of the Wind Over the Japan's Sea
- Ben Backwell  CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)DL
- Tadashi Mogi  Director General, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryDL
- Jan Matthiesen  Director, Carbon TrustDL
- Naoaki Eguchi  Partner, Co-Head of Renewable Energy Group, Baker & McKenzieDL
- Yoshihiro Iwasaki,  President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions Ltd.DL
[Moderator] Mika Ohbayashi  Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Part IV 16:40 - 18:00 


Patrick Graichen  State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Germany
* Susanne Welter, Minister, Head of Economic and Scientific Affairs, German Embassy spoke on behalf of Patrick Gleichen, who was unable to attend due to his official duties for the German government.

Session 4:  Renewables Open Up a New Industry and Economy
- Ilkka Hannula  Senior Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)DL
- Dolf Gielen  Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center (IITC)DL
- Matthew Wittenstein  Chief of Section, Energy Connectivity, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)DL
- Tokutaro Nakai  Vice Minister of the EnvironmentDL
- Teruyuki Ohno  Executive Director, Renewable Energy InstituteDL
[Moderator] Miho Kurosaki  Independent Climate Change / ESG Specialist 

Event Details

Date / Time Wednesday 2 March 2022 / 10:00 - 18:00 (JST)
Event Format Webcasted (via Zoom)
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
Admission Free, prior registration required

*In light of the uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19 in Tokyo and surrounding metropolitan areas, Renewable Energy Institute decided to cancel on-site participation for REvision2022 and host the event virtually only.  (26 January 2022)

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