“New electricity network created by distributed energy”
A Symposium with Amory Lovins


With the expansion of renewable energy deployment, penetration of distributed power generation, and evolution of IT technology, networks connecting distributed energy are expanding, serving as an alternative to the conventional large-scale centralized energy system.
In this context, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation held a symposium to discuss the trend of and perspectives on distributed networks in Japan and the world, joined by Mr. Amory Lovins, a board member of the Foundation and a world-renowned scientist who had long been proposing a shift to distributed energy.
The panel discussion was joined by Japanese corporate pioneers in building new energy business and establishing micro grids.
We hope that this symposium became another significant opportunity to consider new energy policies and electricity systems suitable for Japan in the post-3.11 era.

Date & Time:Thursday, 7 November 2013, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (gate opens at 1:00 pm)
Venue:Press Center Hall 10 F, Japan Press Center Bldg., Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Organizer:Japan Renewable Energy Foundation


Presentation materials

Opening Remark
Takejiro Sueyoshi,
Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
Keynote Speech 1
Future of small-scale distributed energy network
Amory B. Lovins,DL
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Keynote Speech 2
Efforts to establish a Smart Energy Network in Japan
Shigeru Muraki,
Chief Executive of Energy Solution Division, Executive Vice President, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Panel Discussion
How to enhance the new energy network in Japan
Shigeru Inoue,DL
Deputy General Manager, City Planning Project Office, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Kazuyoshi Nasuhara,DL
Director, ecoBCP Business Promotion Office, Shimizu Corp.
Shinichi YamasakiDL
Director, West Japan Headquarters, Ennet Corp.

Amory B. Lovins
Teruyuki Ohono,
Executive Director, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
General MC:
Mika Ohbayashi, Director, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
Amory B. Lovins
Cofounder and Chief Scientist
Rocky Mountain Institute
For more than 4 decades, Amory B. Lovins has been advising about the nexus of energy, resources, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries including the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design. He has published more than 30 books and 470 papers, and won numerous awards including the Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel”) , the Onassis Foundation’s first Delphi Prize (one of the world’s top environmental awards), the Nissan Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and the Shingo Prize (Nobel –like prize in Manufacturing). In 2009, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Foreign Policy and one of the 100 top global thinkers. His 31st book with a large RMI team, Reinventing Fire, published in autumn 2011, is a detailed roadmap for eliminating U.S. oil and coal use by 2050, led by business for profit.
Mr. Shigeru Muraki
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Solution Division
Executive Vice President
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
As Executive Vice President of Tokyo Gas and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Solution Division, Mr. Muraki has been responsible for gas marketing in commercial and industrial markets, energy solution businesses, and power businesses. Recently, he is working toward the establishment and promotion of a distributed energy system, controlled by Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Smart Energy Network, which enhances regional cogeneration through ICT. Mr. Muraki joined Tokyo Gas in 1972. After a fruitful career in R&D and LNG terminal operation, he spent five years as Chief Representative of Tokyo Gas’s New York Office. After returning to Japan in 1994, he managed various fields, such as gas marketing in the industrial market, LNG procurement and trading, and R&D, before assuming his current position in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1972.

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