Pre-Departure Briefing Session: MIT Energy Conference 2012


This year also, g-Enesis - under the auspices of Todai AGS - is sending 6 delegates to the MIT Energy Conference. In this connection, we will hold a pre-departure briefing session on March 1st, 2012 in Hongo campus.

The pre-departure briefing session will feature brief presentations, by the g-Enesis delegates, on the various topics that will be discussed at length in the workshops and panels at the MIT Energy Conference.

The session is open to public. Please come and join us at the pre-departure briefing session, and imbue our delegates with your valuable energy-related questions and opinions on the topics mentioned in the program below.

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Date and Time

March 1st, 2012 (Thursday) 15:00 ~ 18:00



Room 419, Administrative Bureau Building 2, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo. (Access map)



Kotaro Sugiura | Dept. of Environment Systems

Tetsu Yasui | Dept. of Human Environmental Studies

  • Building the Bridge to a Solar Powered Future

  • Grid-scale Energy Storage

  • Large Scale Energy Decisions under Great Uncertainty

Ilya Vasilenko | Grad. School of Public Policy

Md. Aktar Hossain | Dept. of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

  • Alternative Strategies for Technology Commercialization

  • Managing the Shale Gas Revolution

  • Water Limitations in Low-Carbon Electricity Generation

  • Electric Transmission–Green superhighway or coal-by-wire?

Tsutomu Tsuboi | Dept. of Urban Engineering, and Hitachi Ltd.

Giancarlos Parady | Dept. of Urban Engineering

  • The Future of Baseload Power Generation

  • The Future of Demand Response

  • The Future of Transportation Fuels: Challenges & Opportunities

  • States: The Laboratories of Energy Policy


Pre-registration of attendance

Not mandatory, but we would appreciate if you could let us know your attendance in advance with your name and affiliation at