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China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

Launch of NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report

2014 Energy Security Report

China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

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Admiral Dennis C. Blair
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR Board of Directors

John Hempelmann
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Panel 1:
China’s Energy Crossroads

Panel 2:
Toward a New Energy and Environmental Balance? Strengthening U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change

Summary of Event Discussions

For a brief synopsis of key speakers' main arguments, see: Henry M. Jackson Foundation blog.

On Tuesday, November 18, NBR and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation co-hosted a Capitol Hill launch for NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report, "China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance." This event featured on-the-record discussion on the key issues driving the quest for energy security in the Asia-Pacific.

This half-day event featured panel discussions with senior energy specialists including:

Admiral Dennis C. Blair
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR Board of Directors

Chen Weidong
CNOOC Energy Economics Institute

Erica Downs
Eurasia Group

Craig Gannett
Henry M. Jackson Foundation

John Hempelmann
Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Mikkal Herberg

Joanna Lewis
Georgetown University

Li Bin
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America

Li Zhidong
Nagaoka University of Technology

Meredith Miller

Participants discussed major shifts underway in Beijing’s energy security strategies, and how the country will impact market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific more broadly.

About NBR'S Energy Security Program


Asian Development Bank
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Now in its tenth year, the Energy Security Program convenes top energy and geopolitical experts from industry, research, and policy for an assessment of the developments taking place in Asian energy markets and their implications for geopolitics. To inform and strengthen the public policy dialogue, experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, a public fall launch event, and NBR’s annual Energy Security Report.

Learn more about the Energy Security Program.

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For more information about this initiative, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
(202) 347-9767