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Sustainable Society and Renewable Energy Consensus in Japan

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies and Japan Renewable Energy Foundation have organized a multi-stakeholder research group “Sustainable Society and Renewable Energy” since December 2012. The research group consists of renewable energy developers, environmental groups and experts, and we discussed challenges and solutions for socially harmonized renewable energy development. Through the discussion, the members confirmed the…More

Renewables Japan Status Report 2014

RENEWABLES JAPAN STATUS REPORT 2014 By Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies(ISEP), “Renewables Japan Status Report 2014” has been published in Japanese version only in March, 2014. Renewables Japan Status Report was published annually since 2010. In July 2014, Executive Summary of Renewables Japan Status Report 2014 is released in English. Renewables Japan Status Report 2014…More

[Statement] Transition from “Low Carbon Energy” to “Sustainable Energy”

[Statement] Transition from “Low Carbon Energy” to “Sustainable Energy” –  Statement to IPCC 5th Assessment Report “Mitigation of Climate Change” 18th April, 2014 Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies(ISEP) The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has announced its Fifth Assessment Reports(AR5) consist of the reports by three working groups. The report of the working group…More

Fukushima Community Power Declaration

Fukushima Community Power Declaration From 31 January till 2 February, delegates from Fukushima, Japan and further Asian countries, America, Australia and Europe gathered in Fukushima for the International Community Power Conference. After three days of inspiring, encouraging and very interactive exchange of ideas and experiences, they have agreed on the following declaration: Three years ago,…More

[Press Release] Policy recommendation on the review of the new “Basic Energy Plan” of Japan

[Press Release] Policy recommendation on the review of the new “Basic Energy Plan” of Japan December 2013 Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies(ISEP) On December 6th 2013, The Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) released recommendation for the ‘Basic Energy Plan’. This recommendation focuses on 4 main problematic structural deficiencies with the current energy policy in…More

【Events】Global Futures Report Speaking Events Held Feb-Jun 2013

ISEP Research Director, Eric Martinot is engaged in worldwide speaking about the future of renewable energy during 2013-2014. During February to June 2013, he conducted a total of 50 speaking events in Japan, the US, and Europe.  Following is a list of the 50 events during this period, and a short summary of some of…More

[Report] Renewables 2013 Japan Status Report

RENEWABLES 2013 JAPAN STATUS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies(ISEP), “Renewables 2013 Japan Status Report” has been published in Japanese version only on March, 2013. Executive Summary of this report is released in English as follows; Download(PDF): Executive_Summary of Renewables 2013 Japan Status Report(English) Introduction: The severe nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi…More

【Media】Eric Martinot at TEDxTokyo 2013

Renewable Energy Is Our Future: Eric Martinot at TEDxTokyo (English) Eric Martinot spoke at TEDx Tokyo on May 11. Based on his work for the Renewables Global Futures Report, he talked about the myths that persist about renewable energy. None of these myths are true today, given current trends and future projections and policy targets. He…More

【Media】Eric Martinot at Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference

Eric Martinot gave the keynote speech at the Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference, April 16 in San Francisco.  Sponsored by the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, this conference was a major international event attended by over 200 people and featured an outstanding array of speakers and topics packed into one day.  (Some colleagues who attended called this…More

【Media】Eric Martinot at University Colorado Boulder

On March 18, Eric Martinot presented the Renewables Global Futures Report to the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  This was a 45-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of audience questions. The video presents a brief summary of the current situation with renewable energy, followed by perspectives on the…More