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Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Japan-U.S. Workshop on Sustainable Energy Futures

The National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW, Lecture Room
Washington, DC
June 26, 2012

Meeting Summary                                                                                                                           

Japan-US Workshop CoverThe Science and Technology for Sustainability Program hosted a joint Japan–U.S. workshop on sustainable energy futures on June 26, 2012, in conjunction with the spring meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, to examine energy sustainability strategies and better understand how sustainable energy futures can be achieved.  The workshop included participants from federal agencies, academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations involved in sustainability issues in Japan and the United States.  The one-day workshop examined the strategies, research and technology needed to achieve sustainable energy solutions in both countries.  Workshop participants identified possible priorities for sustainable energy research and discussed areas for future collaboration between the two countries. The meeting summary is now available.



Agenda  and presentations                                                                                                        


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

8:30 AM          Breakfast Available 

9:00 AM          Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Goals
                         Marina Moses, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, National Research Council 

9:10 AM          Introductory Remarks
                         Nobuhide Kasagi, Principal Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency 
                         (Japanese Government Representative, OECD Committee on Science and Technology Policy) (Japanese Delegation Leader)


GLOBAL TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Mary Neu, Chief Scientist, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy

9:15 AM          Comparison of Recent Trends in Sustainable Energy Development in Japan, U.K., Germany and France 
                         Naoya Kaneko, Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency

9:45 AM          Recent Trends in Sustainable Energy Development in the United States
                         Marilyn Brown, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:15 AM        Q & A and Discussion                       

10:30 AM        Break  


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICIES RELATED TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Moderator: Robert Socolow, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

10:45 AM        Recent Trends in Japan’s Science and Technology Policies for Sustainable Energy
                         Tateo Arimoto, Director General, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency

11:05 AM        Japanese Private Sector Perspectives: Research and Technology for Sustainable Energy Development 
                         Mamoru Tanaka, Chief Engineer, Technology & Innovation Headquarters, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
                         (Vice President, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)

11:25 AM        U.S. Science and Technology Policies Related to Sustainable Energy 
                         Henry Kelly, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

11:45 AM        U.S. Private Sector Perspectives: Research and Technology for Sustainable Energy Development 
                         Peter Evans, Director, Global Strategy and Planning, GE Energy 

12:05 AM        Q & A and Discussion 

12:20 PM        Lunch


TOWARDS JAPAN’S SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE
Moderator: Tateo Arimoto, Director General, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency

1:20 PM           Considerations for Future Energy Systems 
                          Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, 
                          University of Tokyo (Member, Cost Review Committee, Energy and Environment Council)

1:40 PM           Research and Development Strategy for Green Innovation 
                          Nobuhide Kasagi, Principal Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
                          (Japanese Government Representative, OECD Committee on Science and Technology Policy)

2:00 PM           Funding for Energy Research 
                          Kohei Uosaki, MANA Coordinator, Nano-Green Field, MANA (International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics), 
                          National Institute for Materials Science

2:20 PM           Q & A and Discussion 

2:40 PM           Break


TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE: U.S. PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Marilyn Brown, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:00 PM           Considerations for Future Energy Systems
                          Robert Socolow, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

3:20 PM           Research and Technology Needs 
                          Bobi Garrett, Deputy Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

3:40 PM           Funding for Energy Research 
                          William Brinkman, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

4:00 PM           Q&A and Discussion

4:20 PM           Open Discussion

  • Key Issues and Related-Evidence for Sustainable Energy Future
  • Research Directions and Possible Collaborations towards a Sustainable Energy Future

4:50 PM           Concluding Comments
                          Mary Neu, Chief Scientist, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy

5:00 PM           Adjourn
 


Disclaimer: This website contains unedited verbatim presentations made by workshop participants and is not an official report of the National Academies. Opinions and statements included in this material are solely those of the individual authors. They have not been verified as accurate, nor do they necessarily represent the views of other workshop participants, the planning committee, or the National Academies.

 

 

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