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2014 Pacific Energy Forum Photo Gallery



Phyllis Yoshida (U.S. Department of Energy) and Stephen P. Groff (Asian Development Bank) discuss the Asian Development Bank's annual Asian Development Outlook on analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia.



Dan Kirschner (Northwest Gas Association) participates in Summit discussions.



(From left to right) Richard W. Westerdale, II (U.S. Department of State), Meredith Miller (The National Bureau of Asian Research), Anthony Jude (Asian Development Bank), and Stephen P. Groff (Asian Development Bank) at the Welcome Reception.



(From left to right) Tadashi Maeda (Japan Bank for International Cooperation), Andy Roberts (Wood Mackenzie), Mikkal Herberg (The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego), Ayaka Jones (U.S. Energy Information Administration), and Richard W. Westerdale, II (U.S. Department of State) participate in Session One on "Abundance and Demand: Shifting Dynamics in Trans-Pacific Energy Markets."



Tadashi Maeda (Japan Bank for International Cooperation) shares his views on North America’s increasing energy exports to Asia.



Mikkal Herberg (The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego), Ayaka Jones (U.S. Energy Information Administration), and Richard W. Westerdale, II (U.S. Department of State) discuss the roles of strengthening energy and environmental security in Trans-Pacific energy markets.



Ayaka Jones (U.S. Energy Information Administration) shares her thoughts on energy and environmental projections for the Asia-Pacific region.



Jeffrey Kupfer (Asia Society) and Han Phoumin (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia) share ideas during the break.



Brian Yates (SNC-Lavalin) shares key insights on the environmental implications of trans-Pacific energy trade.



Mark Thurber (Stanford University) explores key factors for evaluating environmental implications of trans-Pacific energy trade.



Nate Aden (University of California, Berkeley), Yuen Pau Woo (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada), and Brian Yates (SNC-Lavalin) discuss policy options for reducing Asian carbon emissions.





Congressman Adam Smith (U.S. House of Representatives, WA-09) delivers his opening remarks in Session Three on "Fueling Sustained Growth: Strengthening Energy Markets for Economic Development."



(From left to right) Anthony Jude (Asian Development Bank), Joseph Kalt (Harvard University), Han Phoumin (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia), and Jeffrey Kupfer (Asia Society) participate in Session Three on “Fueling Sustained Growth: Strengthening Energy Markets for Economic Development.”



Anthony Jude (Asian Development Bank) and Joseph Kalt (Harvard University) explore the roles of trans-Pacific energy and environmental ties in strengthening Asia's economic outlook.



Han Phoumin (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia) discusses Asia’s economic development in energy markets.



(From left to right) Colin Marshall (Cloud Peak Energy), Hironori Nakanishi (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan), Armond Cohen (Clean Air Task Force), Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) and Ben Yamagata (Coal Utilization Research Council; Van Ness Feldman LLP) participate in Session Four on “Pairing Technology with Policy to Optimize Coal Consumption.”



Hironori Nakanishi (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan) shares his views on energy policies for optimizing coal consumption.



Colin Marshall (Cloud Peak Energy) shares his insights on the role of coal in Asia's energy mix.



Hironori Nakanishi (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan), Armond Cohen (Clean Air Task Force), Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) and Ben Yamagata (Coal Utilization Research Council; Van Ness Feldman LLP) discuss the urgency of transforming coal into a cleaner and more efficient fuel in Asia.




The 2014 Pacific Energy Forum took place on April 23-24 in Seattle, Washington. The forum gathered leading experts from Asia, the United States, and Canada to assess the key policy questions that North America and Asia face in determining the future trans-Pacific energy relationship. Learn more.