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Alternative Energy

Tetsunari Iida | TEDxTokyo 2011

Dr. Tetsunari Iida wants power in Japan to be clean, green and renewable. One of Japan’s most respected voices on energy policy, he helped develop Japan’s green power certification system in 2001 and a financing scheme for building community wind farms. A former nuclear researcher and engineer, Tetsunari is the executive director of the independent, nonprofit research organization Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) and the author of Energy Democracy in Nordic Countries.

Along with other energy experts and climate change campaigners, he founded ISEP in 2000 to promote renewable energy, better energy efficiency, and a restructured energy market. Tetsunari also organized a coalition of Diet members to promote renewable energy, and later helped shepherd the Renewable Energy Promotion Law into existence. He and ISEP recently proposed a new nuclear power policy that includes appointing a chief nuclear crisis officer and creating a system for long-term care of radiation victims.

Learn more about Dr. Tetsunari Iida Website