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Events - 02.24.2022

Connecting Hydrogen
Supply and Demand

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02.24.2022 (Thu.)


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (PST)





JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is pleased to collaborate with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to gather a panel of leading private sector voices to highlight efforts to realize a hydrogen economy.

An emerging solution to the global climate crisis, hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier that can be used in various sectors, including passenger vehicles and electricity generation. Meanwhile, a hydrogen economy requires coordination among many actors to set up the process for producing the hydrogen, transporting it, and having the equipment to use it. This event illuminates efforts to connect supply sources to demand centers and users, internationally or within regional systems, via shipping and pipelines. Speakers also share perspectives on what it takes to advance the transportation of hydrogen.

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Featured Speakers

Kiichiro Fujimoto
General Manager, Infrastructure Solution Department, Mitsubishi Corp

Giovanna Pozzi
Head Renewables & Power Supply for Hydrogen, Snam SpA

Neil Navin
VP Clean Energy Innovations, Southern California Gas Co

Akira Muto
Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles

CSIS Expert

Jane Nakano | Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Jane Nakano is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her research interests include U.S. energy policy; global market and policy developments concerning natural gas, nuclear energy, and critical minerals; and energy security and climate issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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She frequently writes and speaks on these issues at domestic and international conferences and to media around the world. She has also testified before Congress on China's competitiveness in energy technology manufacturing and exports as well as U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on U.S.-China nuclear energy cooperation. Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, Nakano worked in the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy, where she covered a host of energy, economic, and political issues in Asia. From 2001 to 2002, she served at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo as a special assistant to the energy attaché. Nakano graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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