Energy Transformation
[ New Publication ]
Energy Transition in East Asia
[ East Asia Energy Transformation Forum: Challenges and Prospects for Energy Transformation in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea ]
The Forum was held by RSPRC on 19 of Oct. The forum invited the following speakers: Professor Koichi HASEGAWA, from Tohoku University in Japan, also the author of "Post-Nuclear Society," Professor Sun-Jin YUN from Seoul National University, who helps to drive the policy for next nuclear power plant in Seoul, and Professor Dowan KU, Director of Environment and Society Research Institute in Korea.
[ 2017 Social Assessment Impact Lecture Series ]
The lecture was held by RSPRC on 26 of Oct,2017. Prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay who is a well-known specialist of social assessment impact from University of Groningen, was invited to the lecture.
[ Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters is the social scientist of Forschungszentrum Juelich and the Adjunct Professor of Freie Universität Berlin. He has long studied the formation of the scientific environment and public opinion in the media communication. He has as well as focused on the interaction between journalists and scientists and the impact of scientific knowledge on the public. Prof. Peters is a well-known German science communication specialist!
[ National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education(PIRE)'s Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Everette Joseph and Prof. Terri Adams and other fellows of PIRE visited RSPRC on 22th March, 2017. They participated a forum held by RSPRC and Graduate Institute of National Development, NTU, that focus on climate change and disaster prevention.
[ Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, participated the First International KLASICA Case Study Symposium at NTU. Prof. Dr. Kuei-Tien Chou, the director of RSPRC, with his colleagues, accompanied with Pro. Dr. Renn to visit the RSPRC office after the forum on 21th of November, 2016.
[ Ms. Bärbel Höhn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Ms. Bärbel Höhn, Chairperson of German Federal Diet, visited RSPRC on June 29th 2016. Ms. Bärbel Höhn later participated the "German Experience in Energy-Transition and Nuclear Waste Disposal Discussion Forum", in which she shared views on the issues related to climate change policy, energy transition and nuclear waste management.

A small step toward citizens is a major step in local energy governance

In recent years, local governments have acted proactively in the international initiatives such as climate change adaptation and energy transformation. Referring to the experience of citizen participation of the energy transformation in European cities...

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An Introduction to the Special Issue "The World in Change"

In the face of climate change and global change, the problems of the globe move from "our common future" to "what is the future we want"; after 20 years of sustainable development, what kind of future do human beings look for?...

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Reconsidering the transformation of the electricity industry - when the labour rights become a smoke bomb

When labour right and transformation are put on the opposite side, the labour right becomes a bargaining chip, making people ignore why transformation is needed. It makes transformation difficult...

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Equally accessible sustainable energy — A rethink on the responsibility of securing power supply in remote areas

There is much variation in electricity supply and demand among different groups of people or different areas. In order to implement power supply protection or "user’s right to access electricity", the electricity regulatory authorities...

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Blooming energy democracy? The development of local energy committees

  From the perspective of government organisation, this study examines the institutional arrangement of local government and its energy-related committees, and documents the rules and regulations on public participation...

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Citizens are energy ─ a review and prospect of local energy governance in Taiwan

Local governments in Taiwan are facing imminent transitional pressures. Under the plight of central government and its leading energy policy...

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Interpreting 2016 energy trend of Taiwan

The new government has promised to actively develop green energy and initiate energy transition; but how was the new government’s performance? This paper...

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Paving the road to tomorrow's economy with maximum energy efficiency

Following Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, the atmosphere of energy polices in Japan has undergone a dramatic change. The Japanese government has revised the ‘Basic Energy Plan’, and actively facilitated debate on such as whether Japan can abolish nuclear power, how to introduce a substantial amount of renewable ...

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Nuclear safety or energy security? From controversies over the nuclear power plant 4

A year ago, the 309 Taiwan for nuclear abolition march was attended by the people in the north, midland, and south, east; they poured into the streets, and these 220,000 strong people reenergized the movement of the abolition of NPP4 which stagnated after year 2000. Where did the 220,000 people come from?...

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The new world under the revolution of shale gas/crude

Since 2009, the success of commercial mining of "shale gas" has made the US the world's largest natural gas producer. Now, about a quarter of natural gas produced in the United States is "shale gas", and there is no doubt that its share will continue to ...

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2017 Working Paper
Towards the Road to Energy Transformation
Sociology of Climate Change: A Review of High Carbon Society and Its Transformation Challenges

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