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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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This paper provides an overview of Japan’s and South Korea’s energy vulnerabilities, assesses the role of U.S oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in strengthening both countries’ energy security, and offers 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.

December 2014

Making India an Attractive Investment Destination: Analyzing FDI Policy and Challenges

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Pravakar Sahoo (Delhi University) examines India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policies and highlights challenges for foreign investors and the efforts that the Modi government has taken to improve its policies.

August 2014

Diminishing Returns to High-Tech Standards Wars: China’s Strategies in Mobile Communications Technology

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This working paper examines the global competition to dominate standards for mobile communications. It reviews the history of competition, the impact of technological advancements, and how Chinese strategies fit into this changing picture.

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