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The Third Asian Energy Conference

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Date and Time: 3 Jul 2019, 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.


Venue: WLB 104, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University


Mrs. Padma Harilela Lecture Theatre

 


Diversity in Urban Energy Transitions in Asia: Trajectories, Governance and Policy Innovations


Aims of this Conference


The conference, titled “Diversity in Urban Energy Transitions in Asia: Trajectories, Governance and Policy Innovations” will be a forum for the participants to discuss the critical roles of cities in sustainable energy transitions in the Asian-Pacific region. This conference aims:

  • To provide a forum for academics, industrial practitioners, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to share views on the social inputs, governance and policy innovation of sustainable energy transitions from an Asian Pacific perspectives;


  • To shed light on the ways the Asian-Pacific countries differ in their sustainable energy transition, such as how city governments and communities can facilitate the uptake of solar energy, and to what extent policy innovations help unlocking the untapped renewable resources in the urban context; and


  • To critically understand the differences and the underlying factors which give rise to the different trajectories in energy transitions across Asian-Pacific countries.


 



 

Featured Sessions and Speakers

This Conference will feature one keynote speaker, four sessions, and one panel discussion:


Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion Moderator



John Byrne An author, IPCC reports (Year 1992 to Year 2007); Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment; University of Delaware (Keynote)
Richard Balme Sciences Po (Afternoon Panel Moderator and Speaker)
Peter Hills University of Hong Kong (Morning Panel Moderator and Session 4 Chair)


Session 1: Socially Enabled Urban Energy Transition


Taedong Lee Yonsei University
Alice Siu Stanford University (Chair)
Daphne Mah Hong Kong Baptist University

Ben McLellan Kyoto University
Gilles Lepesant Yonsei University

Session 2: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Energy Policy Innovations


Kwok Pan Chun Hong Kong Baptist University (Chair & Speaker)
Job Taminlau Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment
Melissa Low National University of Singapore


Session 3: Governance Innovation for Low-carbon China


Kevin Lo Hong Kong Baptist University (Chair & Speaker)
Akihisa Mori Kyoto University
Kyoung Shin National Tsing Hua University
Linda Westman University of Sheffield



Session 4: Just and Social Perspective of Energy Transitions

Peter Hills University of Hong Kong (Chair)
Shinichiro Okushima University of Tsukuba
Tracy Cheung University of Hamburg & Macquarie University
Richard Balme Sciences Po (Afternoon Panel Moderator and Speaker)


 

Videos and Presentations


These Powerpoints and videos have been uploaded under permission by respective speakers of The Third Asian Energy Conference: Diversity in Urban Energy Transitions in Asia: Trajectories, Governance and Policy Innovations in July 2019. Please feel free to download or view for your personal use.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations or videos are solely of the authors, and they do not necessarily reflect the position of the Asian Energy Studies Centre on the discussed issues and topics. None of the parts in any of these Powerpoints or Videos may be cited or quoted without the permission of the presenter(s) within the respective presentation(s) or video(s).














 

Opening Remarks

Adrian J. Bailey

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences;

Chair Professor of Geography;

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS),

Hong Kong Baptist University





Keynote Speech


New energy for new cities: Challenges and solutions to building sustainable cities

John Byrne Chairman and President, Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment; Director & Distinguished Professor, Energy & Climate Policy, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy, University of Delaware



 

Session 1: Socially Enabled Urban Energy Transition


Smart energy transition scenario development from a trust, social learning, and deliberative participation perspective: A preliminary framework and research agenda in the contexts of Japan and South Korea


Daphne Mah Director, Asian Energy Studies Centre; Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University






Speaker Profile


Alice Siu Associate Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University








Speaker Profile





Shifting environmental and social burdens and benefits of clean energy transitions


Benjamin McLellan

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University


Speaker Profile


Smart island energy transition


Taedong Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University







European pathways towards market based support schemes for renewables


Gilles Lepesant

Senior Researcher, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS);

Researcher, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin




 

Session 2: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Energy Policy Innovations


Modelling household energy consumption using climatic and demographic variables in Hong Lok Yuen and Fairview Park, Hong Kong


Kwok Pan Chun

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University





Rita Fan

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University









An interdisciplinary approach to examine Singapore’s drive towards energy efficiency: Policies for a low carbon future


Melissa Low

Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore


Speaker Profile


“Solar cities”: Municipal opportunity for strategic infrastructure-scale photovoltaic development incorporating market, finance, and policy conditions


Job Taminiau

Research Principal, Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment




Morning Panel Discussion


Chair: Peter Hills

Panelists: Daphne Mah, Gilles Lepesant, Kwok Pan Chun, Job Taminiau, Benjamin McLellan, Melissa Low and Taedong Lee


 

Session 3: Governance Innovation for Low-carbon China


Socio-technical and political economy perspectives in the Chinese energy transition


Akihisa Mori

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies,

Kyoto University



Speaker Profile


Varieties of local governance and environmental policy innovations in China


Kyoung Marvin Shin

Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology Management,

National Tsing Hua University



Climate experimentation and the limits of top-down control: Local variation of climate pilots in China


Kevin Lo

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University



Speaker Profile


Revisiting multi-level governance theory: Politics and innovation in the urban climate transition in Rizhao, China


Linda Westman

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield


 

Session 4: Just and Social Perspective of Energy Transitions


Energy poverty and just Social Perspective of Energy Transitions


Shinichiro Okushima

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems,

University of Tsukuba





Territorial equity in energy transition: Reflections on the Yellow Jackets Movement in France


Richard Balme

University Professor, Paris School of International Affairs;

Research Fellow, Center for European Studies And Comparative Politics, Sciences Po


Speaker Profile


Actors in cooperation: A case study of low-carbon energy governance in Hong Kong

Tracy Cheung

Joint PhD Researcher, Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg;

Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University




Afternoon Panel Discussion


Chair: Richard Balme

Panelists: Kyoung Marvin Shin, Kevin Lo, Akihisa Mori, Tracy Cheung, Shinichiro Okushima, Linda Westman




 

Photos




 

Lead Organiser



Asian Energy Studies Centre @Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Co-Organisers

Department of Geography Graduate School of Energy Science Center for European Studies and Hong Kong Baptist University Kyoto University Comparative Politics Sciences Po

Center of Deliberative Democracy (CDD) Stanford University David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Sponsors



 

Contact Us


If you have any queries, please contact us at aesc@hkbu.edu.hk or +852 3411 7187; +852 3411 7753; +852 3411 7032.


 

*AESC will take photos and make video and audio-recordings (the Records) at this conference. By participating in part or all of this event, you give consent for us to include you in the Records and give consent for us to make use of the Records for research, information dissemination and other relevant uses at a later point in time. The Records may be edited and published through AESC’s media channels. Individual participants will not be identified without their consent. If you have any concerns, questions, or objections, please contact aesc@hkbu.edu.hk.

This conference was made possible through the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Research Committee Conference Grant (RC-CONF/17-18/10), Faculty of Social Sciences, University Grants Committee’s General Research Fund (Project No.: 12602717) and the funding support from the CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and the Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.


 

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