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Community Power “Next Practice” in Tokyo (3/23)

Community based renewable energy has been growing as global movement. Samsø Island in Denmark, achieved 100% community based renewable energy in 10 years since the 1990’s, actively held the series of workshop called “Next Practice”. In the workshop, people shared the island’s experience with communities and experts around the world, gained mutual inspiration and explored next practice. In order to explore our “Next Practice” for the rapidly changing energy market and policy environment in Japan, we will hold workshop with Søren Hermansen and Malene Lundén (Samsø Energy Academy).


Date and time: March 23rd, 2016. 15:00 ~ 17:00
Venue: SHIBAURA HOUSE 5F Bird Room (Sibaura 3-15-4, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Participation fee: ¥1,200
Language: Japanese and English (translation available)
Seats: 50 (first come, first serve)
Organizers: Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, Samsø Energy Academy
Cooperation: Embassy of Denmark, Japan


1. Welcome / Tetsunari Iida (ISEP)
2. Short lecture / Søren Hermansen and Malene Lundén (Samsø Energy Academy)
3. Workshop
– Introduction
– World Cafe
– Round sharing and comment
4. Closing


Speaker & Facilitator


Søren Hermansen

Samsø Energy Academy, Director. He has been the driving force of Samsø island to become 100% renewable energy in 10 years. He awarded “Environmental Hero” of TIME Magazine in 2008 and Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development in 2009.


Malene Lundén

Samsø Energy Academy, Project Manager. She leads the sustainability education, development and communication in Samsø island and Scandinavian countries.


Shota Furuya

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, Researcher. He studied in Aalborg University in Denmark and obtained PhD degree in community based renewable energy planning and development. He has worked on support activities for communities to start up renewable energy projects.