|On June 13, Mr. Akio Nomura, Chairman of Osaka Gas Co.. Ltd., was elected as Chairman of the Japan Gas Association (JGA) after Mr. Kunio Anzai.
The new board of directors, chaired by Mr. Nomura, includes the following members:
Vice Chairman Hideharu Uehara (Chairman, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.)
Vice Chairman Toshitaka Hayakawa (Chairman, Toho Gas Co., Ltd.)
Vice Chairman Yoshiaki Hirayama (Chairman, Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.)
Senior Management Director Haruki Takahashi
Managing Director Masato Kitamae
Managing Director Kunihiro Mori
Mr. Akio Nomura
|The 23rd World Gas Conference (WGC) was held in June in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mr. Anzai, then Chairman of JGA, and six other panelists represented Japanese city gas industry. Mr. Anzai lectured on the subject of "A Changing World of Energy --- New Opportunities for the Natural Gas Industry." In addition, 23 papers were presented at oral and poster sessions.
In the exhibition area next to the conference hall, JGA opened a booth that introduced its activities, such as various efforts to popularize distributed energy systems focusing on fuel cell, via panels and videos. In addition, the booth displayed a mockup of the first-in-the-world commercial model of a fuel cell cogeneration system for residential use. The booth accepted the total of more than 3,700 visitors.
The entire text of Mr. Anzai's lecture and a general description about the JGA's booth are made available from the links below:
>>> Mr. Anzai's keynote speech
>>> About the JGA's booth
|In May 2006, the Government formulated a "New National Energy Strategy." Based on this strategy, a process toward the revision of the Basic Energy Plan is currently in progress.
>>> "New National Energy Strategy" Formulated by the Japanese Government in May, 2006
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