Japan-Australia energy dialogue

Date & time
9.30am Thursday 22 March – 3.30pm Friday 23 March 2018

2 Degrees Renewables Innovation Hub

19-23 Moore Street, Turner


For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.

Maya Suzuki
0435 226 659

Presented by ANU COLLEGE OF LAW, ANU ENERGY CHANGE INSTITUTE AND Waseda University, Chuo University and Keio University

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There is an urgent need to redesign energy policy and law in Australia and Japan in order to promote innovation and achieve deep decarbonisation. This is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets which include zero net emissions shortly after 2050.

We invite leading Japanese and Australian scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs to share their experience and perspectives on energy policy issues in Japan and Australia. The Dialogue will provide a high-level forum for energy scholars and policy makers to discuss challenges facing the energy sector.

Key topics

The emphasis is collaboration on key topics relevant to Australia and Japan.

  • Achieving high levels of renewables and ensuring energy security
  • Issues of transmission and distribution regulation
  • Competition law in an era of rising renewables
  • Electric Vehicles – Law and policy issues
  • Trade in renewable energy – Hydrogen Trade and the Asian Super Grid
  • Energy storage – Regulatory issues in Australian and Japanese contexts
  • The Evolution of legal and policy mechanisms for renewable energy support in Australia and Japan

Confirmed speakers include

Japanese speakers

  • Tetsunari Iida (CEO of ISEP, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy)
  • Hitoshi Ushijima, Professor of Law, Chuo University
  • David Litt, Professor of Law, Keio University
  • Satoshi Kurokawa, Professor of Law, Waseda University
  • Yukari Takamura, Professor of International Law, Nagoya University
  • Nobufumi Nishimura, Chuo University

Australian counterparts

  • Dr Iain Macgill, UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets
  • Veronica Taylor, Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
  • Dr Llewelyn Hughes, Crawford School, ANU
  • Professor Kenneth Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute ANU
  • Beyhad Jafari, CEO Electric Vehicle Council
  • Dr Keith Lovegrove, ITP Renewables
  • Dr James Prest, ANU College of Law


To register for this event, please click the link at the top of this page.

Unable to participate in person? A live webinar will be streamed via the following Zoom webinar links:

Thursday 22nd March (Day 1)
Zoom Webinar Registration
Webinar ID: 410-243-292

Friday 23rd March (Day 2)
Zoom Webinar Registration
Webinar ID: 803-568-857

Organising committee

Professor Hitoshi Ushijima (Chuo), Professor Satoshi Kurokawa (Waseda), Professor David Litt (Keio), Dr James Prest (ANU), Dr Llewelyn Hughes (ANU).

This is a joint project of ANU, Waseda, Chuo, and Keio Universities. It is generously supported by a grant from the Toshiba International Foundation.

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