International Conference REvision2024World Moves Towards Tripling Renewables

14 March 2024

in Japanese

At COP28, the goal of tripling the world's installed capacity for renewable energy by 2030 was adopted. REvision this year featured leading international experts who provided an update on the growth of renewables world-wide, as well as developments in the US and Australia. The US has seen accelerated development of solar and wind power since the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), while Australia is on its way to becoming a renewable energy superpower in the Asia-Pacific region. Speakers presented latest global trends and the potentials for further expansion of renewables were discussed.

Japan will revise its Strategic Energy Plan this year. How can we drive the path to tripling renewables and energy transition in the Japanese context? The potential scenarios outlined by the Institute and BloombergNEF were presented. Other topics included how to ensure successful integration of renewables development in harmony with local communities, and the future of offshore wind.


【Opening Remarks】Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

【Opening Session】Ambition Towards a Global Tripling of Renewable Energy

How Solar is Changing the Global Energy Crisis
 Sonia Dunlop    CEO, Global Solar Council  DL

The US Energy Revolution with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
 Kenneth Vincent    Director of Office of Asian Affairs, Office International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy DL

Australia's Quest to Become a Renewables Superpower
 Simon Holmes à Court    Director, Smart Energy CouncilDL

Potentials and Conditions for Renewable Energy Growth in South East Asia
 Fabby Tumiwa    Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) DL

【Session 1】Prospects and Challenges for 80% Renewables in 2035: Solar will Lead the Energy Transition
Ali Izadi Najafabadi Head of Asia Pacific, BloombergNEFDL
■Panel Discussion
Ali Izadi Najafabadi BloombergNEF
Sonia Dunlop    CEO, Global Solar Council
Takeaki Masukawa    Secretary General, Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA)DL
Toru Morotomi    Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University
Seiichiro Kimura    Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy InstituteDL
[Moderator]  Hiroko Kuniya Journalist
【Session 2】Urban and Regional Sustainability and Renewables
Kenji Inagaki    Executive Director, General Incorporated Association Local GoodDL (in Japanese)
Kumiko Isono    Director, Shizen EnergyDL (in Japanese)
Masayuki Mae    Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of TokyoDL
Koji Miyazawa Deputy Director General, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan GovernmentDL
[Moderator] Yukari Takamura    Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo DL (in Japanese)

【Session 3】The Future of Offshore Wind
Rebecca Williams    Global Head of Offshore Wind, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)DL
Hiroo Inoue    Director-General, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryDL (in Japanese)
Shunichi Tanaka    Member of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operation Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation Offshore WindDL (in Japanese)
Jens Bøgsted Orfelt    Regional President, APAC - Offshore Wind Development, RWE Renewables JapanDL
Matthew David Wittenstein Chief of Section, Energy Connectivity, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)DL
[Moderator] Mika Ohbayashi    Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Closing RemarksTakejiro Sueyoshi Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

Event Details

Date / Time Thursday 14 March 2024
【Conference】10:00-17:30 JST
【Reception】A light reception were held after the conference (for participants of the conference only)
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
Admission Free, pre-registration required 
Event Format (1) Onsite Main Hall, Toranomon Hills Forum
(2) Virtual Webcasted via Zoom

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External Links

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  • 自然エネルギー協議会
  • 指定都市 自然エネルギー協議会
  • irelp
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