This week at Kyushu University and the International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) we celebrated energy week.

First, on the 29th of January, the Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-Pit) held an international workshop entitled “Low-Carbon Energy Transitions in Asia”. Along with our colleagues from Kyushu University and abroad, I made a presentation entitled “Contrasting Bottom-Up and Top-Down Policy Approaches to the Japanese Energy Transition” and discussed some of the potential household participation options, and householder propensity towards participation. Thank you to all the attendees for your great questions. I hope we can collaborate further in the future.

On January 31, I2CNER held out annual international symposium entitled “Energy Transitions and the Role of Carbon Capture and Storage Toward a Carbon Neutral Energy Society”. We were delighted to host many international guests who shared their insights on energy transitions, energy technologies, CCS and policy issues for the future energy systems.

Introducing Dr Geert Verbong of Eindhoven University

Special thanks to all of our presenters and attendees for a productive day across a broad range of issues. I look forward to working with you all toward a carbon neutral society in the future.

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