Creating new and clean energy sources for the sustainable growth is a common cause that requires global coalition of like-minded policy-makers, scientists, researchers, environmentalists, industrialists from various sectors including auto, power plant, and renewable energy. Such a large number of interest groups is exactly why global and inter-/intra- cooperation is hard to achieve.

This is why we invited high-profile experts from across the world. We will hear from top-level policy makers from Europe and the US on the past history and the future prospects of global coalition on climate change. We will hear from top executives from Korea's energy sectors on their initiatives towards sustainable growth.

Since 2013, Future Energy Forums introduced various energy-related issues for the development and capacity-building of energy industries by exchanging ideas, thoughts and vision among world-renowned experts. This year, we wish to discuss the emerging trends in energy industries, focused on new strategies and business development.

Future Energy Forum provides the most up-to-date energy-related information, knowledge and trends, and provides guidance to the government, businesses and intellects into the future. In other words, it is the best opportunity for the participants to develop better plans and strategies, and connect with some of the world's most influential figures. Come to our forum and share your valuable thoughts and vision with us!

Topic: New Government and Its Energy Policies

Date : 15 June 2017

Location : Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Participants: Approximately 300 audience from public and private sectors and academics

Sponsors: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Coalition for Our Common Future, Korea Smart Grid Association, Korea Nuclear Association For International Cooperation, Korea Photovoltaic Industry Association, Korea Wind Energy Industry Association, Korea New & Renewable Energy, Korean Nuclear Society, The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea LPG Industry Association, Korea Oil Station Association, Korea Petroleum Association, Korea Association of Energy Service Company, The Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy, The Korea Society for Energy








Opening Remarks


Keynote Speech 1

Energy Policies in Trump Administration

Professor Richard Muller

UC Berkeley Professor of Physics


Keynote Speech 2

EU Energy Policies

Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende

Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Chair of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition


Keynote Speech 3

Climate Change Policies

Professor William Pizer

Duke University Professor and former deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury


Special Talks

Energy Governance

Professor Sanghyup Kim KAIST

Professor Richard Muller UC Berkeley

Professor Billy Pizer Duke University

Dr. Jan Peter  Balkenende Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition


Coffee Break


Session 1

Energy policies for the new government

Taeyoo Kim, Seoul National University

Youngjin Jang, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Kwon Pyo Hong, New and Renewable Energy Center

Kwangwoo Lee, LG Economics Research Institute

Sanghoon Lee, Korea NGO’s Energy Network


Lunch / Start-up pitching


Keynote Speech 4

Global Renewable Energy and its Prospects

Xavier Daval, CEO & Founder of kiloWattsol, VP of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER) and President of its Solar Commission (SOLER)  



Fourth Industrial Revolution and Energy Innovation

Nam-Hoon Kang, Korea Energy Agency

Xavier Daval, CEO & Founder of kiloWattsol, VP of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association and President of its Solar Commission

Jiyoon Ryu, CEO of Unison

Hyerin Park, Enomad CEO

Jaeho Yoon, Korea Institute of Energy Research


Coffee Break



Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolution

Hee Jip Kim, Seoul National University Professor

Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Jongwoong Choi, Encored Technologies

Sookyung Lim, KEPCO KDN

Sungwook Moon, KT Smart Energy Business Unit



Energy Infrastructure, Present and the Future

Seungil Moon, Seoul National University

Louis Gonzalez, GE Power Chief Digital Officer

Dongsup Kim, KEPCO

Sang Bong Lee, LG Electronics

Myoungjoo Lee, Myoungji University





Energy Trade between Korea and the US

Seunghoo Yoo, Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Jeongil Kim, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Hyunsook Jang, Korea International Trade Association

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Richard A. Muller
Richard Muller received his A.B. degree from Columbia University, and his Ph.D at Berkeley working under Luis Alvaraz. He has been on the faculty at Berkeley since 1978. He is a fellow of the APS and of the AAAS, and his awards include the Texas Instruments Founders Prize, The NSF Alan T. Waterman Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship.


I received my Ph.D. in elementary particle physics, but have since moved into astrophysics (anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background; supernovae for cosmology) and geophysics (origin of the earth’s magnetic flips, impact catastrophes, glacial cycles, red sprites). Some of the most fascinating questions of science lie not on the extremes of our ability to probe, but in the cracks between well-studied disciplines. I prefer experimental work, but will do theory when it is needed.

Current Projects

Lunar impacts: We have been granted several grams of lunar soil; from these we have extracted microtektites (glassy melt droplets) from distant lunar impacts. We are using Ar/Ar dating techniques to date the impacts. Our initial results showed that the cratering rate on the moon (and presumably on the Earth) gradually decreased over the past 3 billion years – but then suddenly increased just 0.4 billion years ago. This result is sufficiently surprising that we are now planning to repeat the measurement at a different lunar site.

Glacial cycles: We have been studying the cycles of the ice ages using data collected from sea-floor cores, Greenland ice, and other terrestrial sources. We have published a careful spectral analysis that shows that the “standard” Milankovitch theory for the glacial cycles is wrong, and we have proposed an alternative explanation: that the cycles are driven by extraterrestrial accretion. We are conducting several experimental programs that should elucidate the cause of the glacial cycles. We are making iridium measurements in both Greenland ice and in Pacific Ocean sea-floor cores, in order to measure variations in extraterrestrial accretion.

I recently completed a book titled “The Ice Ages and their Astronomical Origins,” coauthored by Gordon MacDonald. This book is intended to be a complete introduction for any student (or faculty member) interested in pursuing research in ancient climate.

Permian/Triassic extinctions: I am working with Walter Alvarez to try to understand what happened 250 million years ago, in the catastrophe that exceeded the more familiar Cretaceous/Tertiary event. Among other things, we are investigating the extent to which buckyballs (Carbon-60 molecules) are reliable tracers of impacts.

Nemesis search: We continue to search for the hypothesized solar companion star, using an automated telescope built by our group.

My book “Nemesis” (available in the Physics Library) describes what it was like arriving as a new graduate student at Berkeley. I also wrote a historical novel; for more details, see my web site http://muller.lbl.gov.


Jan Peter Balkenende Bio

Professor Jan Peter Balkenende (born in 1956), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, has been Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2010.

Between 2011 and 2016 he has been a partner at EY, focusing on corporate responsibility, international affairs and areas at the interface of the public and private sectors. Since 1 July 2016 he has been External Senior Advisor to EY.

He also chairs the International Advisory Board of Rotterdam, the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, the Germany-Netherlands Forum and the Major Alliance.

Jan Peter Balkenende studied economic and social history, as well as Dutch law, at VU University Amsterdam. He obtained a doctorate in law with a thesis entitled ‘Government Regulation and Civil Society Organisations’. He subsequently worked at the Netherlands’ Universities Council, the Research Institute of the political party CDA and as a part-time professor at VU University Amsterdam. He was a member of the Amstelveen municipal council and of the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament. From 2002 to 2010, Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In that capacity, he also served as Chair of the Innovation Platform. Before becoming Prime Minster, he published a number of books and articles on a range of subjects, including innovation, development cooperation, European integration, public-private partnerships, social security, government finance, poverty, economic growth, confidence in the economy and the role of the business sector in society. Jan Peter Balkenende received five honorary doctorates from universities in Hungary, Japan, South Korea and the United States. 

Billy Pizer Bio

Billy Pizer joined the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the fall of 2011.  He also was appointed a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, a nonpartisan institute at Duke that focuses on finding solutions to some of the nation's most pressing environmental challenges.  His current research examines how public policies to promote clean energy can effectively leverage private sector investments, how environmental regulation and climate policy can affect production costs and competitiveness, and how the design of market-based environmental policies can address the needs of different stakeholders.  

From 2008 to 2011, Pizer was deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he created and led a new office responsible for the department’s role in the domestic and international environment and energy agenda of the United States. Prior to that, Pizer was a researcher at Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonpartisan think tank, for more than a decade. He served as senior economist for the environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2002.  

Pizer's academic experience includes visiting professorships at The Johns Hopkins University (1997-1999) and Stanford University (2000-2001). He has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and books and holds a PhD and MA in economics from Harvard University and BS in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (On leave, spring 2016)


Xavier Daval Bio

Daval is founder and CEO of kiloWattsol, the most experienced French Solar expert and a respected European Technical Advisor in the field of photovoltaic projects with a track record exceeding 5GWp world-wide. Daval is an Electronic engineer and former Director EMEA of a world leading manufacturer of tools for the electronics industry. Xavier Daval is vice-president of the French Renewable Energies industry association (SER - Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables) and president of its solar commission (SOLER). He seats at the board of the Global Solar Council. Besides, Daval is associated teacher with ENTPE Engineering school and Lyon I University and guest lecturer for Entrepreneurship at EM-Lyon, one of Europe’s top 10 business schools.