Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) is an independent, non-profit research organization, founded in 2000 by energy experts and climate change campaigners. Through our work we aim to provide resources and services to realize sustainable energy policies. Main areas of our activities include promotion of renewable energy, improvement of energy efficiency, and restructuring energy market.
Mission: they engage themselves in a wide range of programs and activities by providing policy recommendations with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Japanese government, guidance and advice to local municipalities, conducting events such as international conference and symposium.
They also closely liaise with many organizations in Europe, the United States and Asia to promote exchange/introduce updated information on sustainable energy policies. In addition, they have supported community winds and solar power projects through Citizens’ Fund and various partners.
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) aims to realize sustainable energy society based on four pillars:
- Efficient energy system based on renewable energy,
- Fair distribution of risk/benefit regarding to energy use,
- Transparent and participatory decision making regarding to energy policy,
- Decentralized and autonomous individuals and communities, and has engaged in the policy research, advocacy and information dissemination.
And after 3.11, in the course of fundamental reconsideration of energy policy in Japan, we have developed the transformative strategies and concrete measures.
Areas of activities
They think the following four areas of activities are essential to realize sustainable energy society, and have engaged in all of these areas: Energy policy, Energy project, Finance and Community.
Global interaction of knowledge and information
ISEP have close relationships with domestic and international institute. ISEP organizes JREP (Japan Renewable Energy Platform) with renewable energy associations and proposes policy recommendations. ISEP exchanges information and knowledge with international institutes through international conferences and research projects.