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update:2017/6
Name Kenji Asano
Current Position Project Leader(Renewable energy policies and liberalized electricity market )
Research Interests Renewable Energy Policy
e-mail k-asano(at)criepi.denken.or.jp

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◆EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professional Experience:

Kenji Asano holds a PhD in global environmental studies from Kyoto University and has more than ten years' research experience as an environmental economist working on renewable energy policy evaluation. As a research scientist of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry(CRIEPI) since 2007, he has been involved in policy evaluation of Feed-in Tariff and of bioenergy utilization. Between 2002 and 2004 he was a guest researcher at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, focusing on renewable policies in selected European countries, and between 2006 and 2007 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Biomass Technology Research Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Hiroshima, focusing on cost effectiveness analysis of biofuel from wood residue.

2017.7 - present Senior Research Scientist
2016.4 - present Project Leader(Renewable energy policies and liberalized electricity market ), CRIEPI
2015.4 - present Lecturer (part-time), Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2007.7 - 2017.6 Research Scientist, CRIEPI
2006.4 - 2007.6 Post-doctoral fellow
Biomass Technology Research Center(BTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), http://unit.aist.go.jp/chugoku/
2002.6 - 2004.3 Guest researcher at Danish National Environmental Research Institute

Education:

2006.3 Ph. D (Global Environmental Studies) from Kyoto University

◆SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Asano, K. (2014) Early Promoter of Solar Photovoltaics: Forty Years Development of Policy and Technology in Japan., Moe, E. and P. Midford (eds), Common Challenges, National Responses: The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security in Japan, China and Northern Europe, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Asano, K. (2013)Costs estimation for renewable electricity policies in Japan, IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2013
  • CRIEPI
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