Energy Transformation
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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.

The democratic governance of the risk of science, technology and media

In the most intuitive understanding of risk, risk is the uncertainty of the future damage, it may or may not occur, so the risk necessarily involves a perception of the experience of events and expectations. For many experts and scholars, the scope of event uncertainty can be narrowed by the expansion of knowledge...

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How to encourage civil society participating in governance dialogue

Behind the social issues in modern society, often mixed with perplexed wrestling between multiple stakeholders. While modern environmental change and economic development issues are issues with complex structures, such as the need for carbon reduction, the threat of climate change, and the use of nuclear power, this is precisely the main reason...

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What is the Green Growth Action Alliance (G2A2)?

The so-called latecomer countries, in a traditional sense, follow the developmental pace of advanced countries to move forward slowly. On the road, industrial pollution, and the difficult to keep up with advanced technology, only made these countries be exploited, this often goes beyond our imagination...

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Structural Dilemma of Taiwan Nuclear Power Risk Communication

Fukushima nuclear disaster can be said to throw in a new shock bomb on the nuclear power policy, igniting again people’s awareness of nuclear safety and environmental risks. In addition to concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants, the public also questioned the government's ability to manage nuclear power plants...

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The risk and vulnerability of a nuclear energy technology system

The Fukushima nuclear disaster caused all the attention and debate on the safety of nuclear energy, and the rise of a new wave of anti-nuclear movement. In November 2011, the KMT’s Ma government declared its energy development vision of "ensuring nuclear safety, sound nuclear reduction, green energy and low-carbon environment, and gradually moving towards...

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The people in Longtan eager to engage environmental governance of the Science Park with the industry

Acer Group-led construction project of “Desire Park” (one to three phases) were initiated in the Science Park of Longtan in 1999. In the third phase, the group began the business in the park planning to build semiconductor plant, peripheral plants and computer factory...

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The real culprit? Our unconsciousness in the case of “Kaohsiung Gas Explosion“ — the two orders of precautionary governance

Kaohsiung Gas Explosion mainly focuses on the first-order of governance: the observation in the existing governance system, such as responsibility attribution, compensation, disaster prevention and disaster relief. However, we should start to engage in a pragmatic attitude and to face up to the second-order of the problem - a review of transcendence of "knowledgeability"...

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Rethinking of "Kaohsiung Gas Blasting” in the 100 days after - Suggestions on future petrochemical pipeline installation and maintenance

Since “Kaohsiung propylene pipeline gas explosion" happened this year (2014) July 31 late night to the early morning on August 1, it has been nearly 100 days, the catastrophe “seems” to be gradually forgotten by some Taiwanese people...

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Structural Dilemma of Taiwan Nuclear Power Risk Communication

Fukushima nuclear disaster can be said to throw in a new shock bomb on the nuclear power policy, igniting again people’s awareness of nuclear safety and environmental risks. In addition to concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants, the public also questioned the government's ability to manage nuclear power plants. As a result, Taiwanese society began to call for a halt to...

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NTU should take on social responsibility and play a positive role in promoting governance transition.

The Kaohsiung gas explosion is the most serious industrial safety and public safety incident in Taiwan in the past 30 years. It has brought us a valuable lesson in society. It is worthy for us to conduct transformation and reform in relevant regulatory standards, industrial development, government governance and social awakening. In fact, from the international experience, we can see that many countries have been...

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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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