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June 2017

Nascent Gas Markets in the Era of Low Oil Prices: The Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Security in Northeast Asia

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Younkyoo Kim examines the impact of low oil prices on the natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) market in Asia and explores the market and policy conditions necessary to develop a regional trading hub.

June 2017

Russia’s "Pivot to Asia": The Multilateral Dimension

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Stephen Blank explores the opportunities and challenges that Russia has faced in its economic pivot to Asia and examines the potential roadblocks to its future integration with the region with special regard to multilateral Asian institutions.

June 2017

Allied Energy Security: The Role of U.S. Oil and LNG Exports in U.S. Relations with Japan and South Korea

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Jeremy Maxie and Tatsuo Masuda assess the role of U.S. oil and LNG exports in strengthening the energy security of both Japan and South Korea and offer proposals for a trilateral energy security partnership

June 2016

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India

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This paper examines the role of dominant transportation technologies in managing the mobility needs of differently sized cities in India and draws implications that are similar for other countries in developing Asia.

June 2016

Coal, Gas, or Nuclear: Asia’s Inconvenient Energy Choice

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This working paper was commissioned for the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit "Sustainable Transitions: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition" to be held in Singapore on June 22–24.

July 2015

Intellectual Property Rights in India: Innovation and Competitiveness in the Indian Context

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Amit Kapoor and Sankalp Sharma (India Council on Competitiveness) offer an assessment of India’s intellectual property rights regime, the links between innovation and IPR, and strategies for advancing the next phase of India’s economic growth.

June 2015

Enabling Clean-Coal Technologies in Emerging Asia

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This working paper discusses the rapid increase of coal use in coal-fired power generation to meet growing electricity demand in emerging economies of the East Asia Summit region and calls for policies to support the dissemination of clean-coal technologies (CCT) to abate carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

June 2015

China’s Market-Oriented Reforms in the Energy and Environmental Sectors

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This paper presents a brief overview of the policies, regulations, measures, plans, and schemes aimed at facilitating and accomplishing market-oriented reforms of China’s energy sector in recent decades.

June 2015

Gas in Asia: From Regional Premium to Global Commodity?

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This paper assesses the progress that the global gas market has been making in realizing the potential for gas to increase its share of the worldwide energy mix and, in particular, the role that the gas markets of Asia have been playing, and may play in the future, toward reaching this potential.

May 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit Working Papers

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To inform plenary sessions and prompt thought-provoking discussion, the organizers of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit on "Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security" commissioned three policy papers from top experts in the field.

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