Event Report Energy and the Environment
October 17, 2017,
Venue: Seminar Room at the Ito International Research Center, the University of Tokyo
Title: "Energy Security in the Transition to Low Carbon Society"
Speaker: Keisuke Sadamori
Moderator: Hisashi Yoshikawa, Research Director, CIGS
Presentation by Keisuke SadamoriPDF：1.16MB
Abstract of the Speech
The energy security equation is going through fundamental changes with rapid transformation in energy market driven by new technologies, and IEA's focus on energy security is not limited to oil but also on natural gas and electricity. This presentation will walk through these 3 areas.
(1) Oil Security: Overview of IEA's oil security system and its challenges coming from changing realities of global oil markets.
(2) Gas Security: Role of natural gas in the entire energy system. How IEA started the new work stream on gas security and its focus.
(3) Electricity Security: More complicated landscape to manage electricity systems. What are needed to integrate high share of variable renewable sources. Linkage between electricity security and gas security.
Keisuke Sadamori became the IEA Director for Energy Markets and Security in 2012, leading an administrative structure that includes several core functions of the IEA, including monitoring global oil markets and responding to energy-supply disruptions. Prior to joining the IEA, Mr. Sadamori, a Japanese national, held many senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), including Deputy Director-General at the Minister's Secretariat.
Mr. Sadamori served as the executive assistant to the Prime Minister in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and was the representative of the Government of Japan in such forums as the IEA Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Sadamori received an LL.B. from University of Tokyo in 1983 and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1990.