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BERC Energy Summit 2014 Expo Poster Presentation ( Berkeley, CA, U.S.A – October 16, 2014)

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Picture source: berc.berkeley.edu

Hello everyone,

On October 16, 2014 I presented a poster at the UC Berkeley BERC Energy Summit 2014 Expo (http://www.bercenergysummit.com/#index). I was able to showcase some of my research and interact with some of the most proficient people in the energy business. They were able to provide me with valuable information on renewable energy policies in California and the United States.

My poster was titled” Legal Barriers to Environmental Regulatory Framework Optimization and Renewable Energy (RE) Development in Post-Fukushima Japan: A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment Laws for Large-scale RE Power Station Projects in Japan, New Zealand and California”. It provided a comparative chart outlining the Environmental Impact Assessment processes in these three territories in order to identify the strength and flaws of each system with regards to acquiring permits for the development and construction of large-scale renewable energy power projects such as wind farms.

The poster was met with genuine interest, reactions were very positive and the feedback was both thought provoking and engaging.

So please have a look at the poster (please only reproduce, copy or distribute with prior approval/authorization):

BERC Summit 2014 Poster [©2014 Kim D.G. Schumacher]

And finally here are some impressions from the conference:

(Pictures and poster ©2014 Kim)

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UC Berkeley and Stanford University Visits (October 16-22, 2014)

Hello everyone,

I recently I had the pleasure of being able to go California, or more precisely the San Francisco Bay Area for a conference at the University of California, Berkeley BERC Energy Summit (for more info please see the post “BERC Energy Summit 2014 Expo Poster Presentation (October 16, 2014)”, http://wp.me/p4zqTn-aU).

Since UC Berkeley is my alma mater (I studied there as a Masters student before joining the University of Tokyo), this was a particularly nice trip as I was not only able to meet some of old friends and faculty members but I also visited Stanford University in order to meet up with Mark Z. Jacobson (https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/), famous professor in environmental engineering and directing of the Atmosphere and Energy program.

Below is a selection of pictures giving you some impressions of what the Berkeley and Stanford campuses look like.

Best regards,

Kim

 

(Pictures ©2014 Kim)