Public Lecture Presentation Slides (4.5.2013)


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Tetsunari Iida: Can Japan Achieve a Sustainable Future without Nuclear Energy?

In the aftermath of the 3.11 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the long-term viability of the nuclear industry in Japan has been called into question, with a dynamic anti-nuclear social movement challenging the Japanese government's response to the crisis. While this movement initially enlisted tens of thousands of people, many of whom had not previously engaged in political activism, as time has passed, the anti-nuclear movement has failed to gain ground against the entrenched forces of conservative politics, even while anti-nuclear sentiment remains strong. A central moment in this process was the recent elections, which returned the Liberal Democratic party to power on a nationalist agenda that included plans to restart all of Japan's reactors, and even build new ones.

In contrast to the back-to-the-future politics of the LDP, the anti-nuclear candidate Tetsunari Iida, who ran for governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture, has called for a fundamental rethinking of Japan's energy policy away from nuclear energy to renewable forms that are more environmentally friendly. Although Mr. Iida experienced a setback in the 2012 elections, losing to a conservative candidate who was backed by the LDP, his campaign raised a number of issues for consideration that had not been previously addressed, invigorating the anti-nuclear movement throughout Japan.

For this presentation, Mr. Iida will discuss the political dysfunction that contributed to the nuclear crisis, and offer an alternate vision that has raised widespread support among a public alienated from mainstream politics, offering hope for a safer and more ecologically sustainable future.

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Public Lecture Presentation Slides (4.5.2013)

  1. 1. Temple UniversityTetsunari IIDAInstitute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)tetsu@isep.or.jpApril. 5, 2013Can Japan Achieve a SustainableFuture without Nuclear Energy?
  2. 2. ©Institute for Sustainable Energy PoliciesPolicyDevelopmentCommunityEmpowermentBusiness-modelInnovationCreativeFinanceRedefine valuesaround energyfrom end-userperspectivesInternational policyresearch & networkingCommunity andsupporters’ directinvestment forcausesIn-situ local policypromotion & humancapacity buildingNon-profit For-profitISEP history and activities• Founded 2000• Policy and its realization– Integrating 4 domains activities- Sustainable energy policy- Sustainable energy service- Energy politic democracy- Energy finance democracy• The result so far– RE policy innovation- Close collaboration with Tokyo– Green power scheme– Wind cooperative initiative– Renewable energy community– SEFI (sustainable energy financeinitiative) JapanKnowledgeCreationEnergyDemocracyIntegrate all tomobilize projectIntegrate all tomobilize project2
  3. 3. 3 of The 3rd3
  4. 4. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 2009Upside down of nuclear myth into nuclear realityThe earthquake hit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station (7.8 GWe) onJuly 16th 2007 exposed opposite aspect of nuclear power- from “climate solution” to “climate risk”- from “cheap power” to “economical risk”- from “supply security” to “supply risk”- from “safety myth” to “unsafe reality”07originalprofitFuelCDMRepair400B yenEconomic risk Supply riskSupplysecurityInsecurityClimate riskCO2reductionCO2iincreaseUnsafe realitySafetyMythUnsafereality44
  5. 5. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 20095(photo) WSJFinally it happened ,in spite of series of lessons, small incidents,
  6. 6. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 20096Same political culture,Similar organizational failure(photo) wiki commons
  7. 7. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 2009Political structure of nuclear & climate issueMacroMesoSub-politicsMicroRealityNormGoalPolicyPolitics KnowledgeResultRitual politicsGoalpolicyBureau-politicsVested politicsKnowledgeResult?CoveragebyKnowledgecommunityCoveragebyKnowledgecommunityDesired Model Situation in Japan?7
  8. 8. 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 2045 2050Nuclear capacity (GW)エネルギー基本計画40年廃炉(311前)40年廃炉(311後)2020全廃2012全機停止1% land, 20% earthquake, 10% nuke8Lower dependency of nuclear
  9. 9. 2011 2020 2050020406080100RenewableNuclearCoal, OilGasSavingEnergy Shift - the way forward9
  10. 10. The 4thRevolution10
  11. 11. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 2009 出典 : IAEA, Inspiratia.comComparison of history v.s. reality11Nuclear Renewable
  12. 12. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 200912Renewable Global Future Report2013
  13. 13. Tetsu IIDA@Salzburg August 31-September 4, 200913Renewable Global Future Report2013100%@2050(ISEP)
  14. 14. The 4th RevolutionEconomy & industrial revolution14
  15. 15. Tetsu IIDA@Rikkyo Univ. Sept. 18, 2010Renewable into mainstream - basis of GND1515
  16. 16. Tetsu IIDA@Rikkyo Univ. Sept. 18, 2010- German success story with FIT policysource:IEA PVPS (IEA-PVPS T1-17:2008)Renewable into mainstream - Solar PV expansion1616
  17. 17. Tetsu IIDA@Rikkyo Univ. Sept. 18, 201017In GermanyNuclearRenewable
  18. 18. Tetsu IIDA@Rikkyo Univ. Sept. 18, 201018In GermanySpot price get cheaperbecause of solar PV
  19. 19. The 4th RevolutionDistributed & network19
  20. 20. The 4th RevolutionCommunity power20
  21. 21. Tetsu IIDA@Rikkyo Univ. Sept. 18, 2010More and more community power coming up with all over Japan21
  22. 22. 20th Century(Mass production)21st Century(Creative Knowledge base )Centralized Local distributedSupply push Demand pullHierarchy NetworkFossil & nuclearRenewable &Energy efficiency(Numerical)Economic growthSufficiency, justice,welfare 22It’s time for historical change22