Call for Papers: Japan-Australia Energy Dialogue

There is an urgent need to redesign energy policy and law in Australia and Japan in order to promote innovation and achieve deep decarbonisation. This is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets which include zero net emissions shortly after 2050.

We invite leading Japanese and Australian scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs to share their experience and perspectives on energy policy issues in Japan and Australia. The Dialogue will provide a high-level forum for energy scholars and policy makers to discuss challenges facing the energy sector.


Wednesday 10 January 2018

  • Deadline to submit a paper proposal (approximate 400 word abstract)
  • Send proposals by email to

Wednesday 07 March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

Conference dates

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018

  • Thursday 22 March 2018, 9.30 am – 5 pm
  • Friday 23 March 2018, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm


The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601

Key topics

The emphasis is collaboration on key topics relevant to Australia

and Japan.

  • Achieving high levels of renewables and ensuring energy security
  • Issues of transmission and distribution regulation
  • Competition law in an era of rising renewables
  • Electric Vehicles - Law and policy issues
  • Trade in renewable energy – Hydrogen Trade and the Asian Super Grid
  • Energy storage – Regulatory issues in Australian and Japanese contexts
  • The Evolution of legal and policy mechanisms for renewable energy support in Australia and Japan

Organising Committee

Professor Hitoshi Ushijima (Chuo), Professot Satoshi Kurokawa, (Waseda), Professot David Litt (Keio), Dr James Prest (ANU), Dr Llewelyn Hughes (ANU).

This is a joint project of ANU, Waseda, Chuo, and Keio Universities. It is generously supported by a grant from the Toshiba International Foundation.


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