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Implications of North American Coal and Gas to Asia

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, NBR hosted an exciting event on Capitol Hill entitled “Implications of North American Coal and Gas to Asia."

The event featured remarks by Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (House of Representatives, Louisiana, 3rd district) and Congressman Gene Green (House of Representatives, Texas, 29th district), as well as panel discussions with senior experts on energy and environmental security, including:

Event Materials

Agenda and Speaker Bios (PDF)

Photo Gallery

Event Audio

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (LA-03)

Congressman Gene Green (TX-29)

Panel 1: Forging New Energy and Environmental Partnerships

Panel 2: Charting the Course on Coal: Addressing Energy, Economic, and Environmental Security

Armond Cohen
Clean Air Task Force

Mikkal E. Herberg

Ayaka Jones
Energy Information Administration

Jeffrey Kupfer
Asia Society

Takashi Kume
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Meredith Miller

Romeo Pacudan
Renewable and Alternative Energy Department, Brunei National Energy Research Institute

Han Phoumin
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Clare Richardson-Barlow

Beni Suryadi
ASEAN Centre for Energy

Samuel Tumiwa
Asian Development Bank

Building off discussions at the 2014 Pacific Energy Forum in Seattle, Washington, and the 2014 Pacific Energy Summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea, this on-the-record event explored the opportunities that exist for closer energy and environmental cooperation between North America and the Asia-Pacific.

About the Pacific Energy Forum

The Pacific Energy Forum gathers experts and leaders from Asia, the United States, and Canada to assess the key policy questions that will shape the future trans-Pacific energy relationship and enhance energy and environmental cooperation among key actors in the region. This invitation-only event brought Asian views into the ongoing discussion in Canada and United States about the future energy relationship between North America and Asia. The Forum included discussion of the economic, security, and environmental implications of increasing energy exports from North America to Asia. NBR would like to thank the Slade Gorton International Policy Center for co-hosting the 2014 Pacific Energy Forum. Learn more.

About the Pacific Energy Summit

As economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to grow at astonishing rates, the Pacific Energy Summit aims to foster economic and energy security in the Asia-Pacific by developing practical solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and global climate change. The annual, invitation-only Summit convenes 200 global leaders to articulate practical and tenable policy solutions to energy and environmental challenges. The 2014 Pacific Energy Summit was brought to Seoul by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korea Energy Economics Institute, and NBR. Learn more.

The 2014 Pacific Energy Forum convened leading experts from Asia, the United States, and Canada in Seattle, WA, to assess the key policy questions that North America and Asia face in determining the future trans-Pacific energy relationship. The report presents the main arguments from Forum discussions. 2014 Pacific Energy Forum Report: New Frontiers in Trans-Pacific Energy Trade (PDF)

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Clara Gillispie
Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA)

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