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2015 Pacific Energy Summit Media Wrap-Up

More than 200 leaders from government, business, and research and 60 energy journalists gathered in Beijing, China, on May 27–29, 2015, for the 6th annual Pacific Energy Summit. The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit was co-hosted by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the China Energy Research Society. The Summit hosted three on-the-record media roundtables on "U.S.-China Energy Cooperation," "The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia," and "Health and the Environment." Please find below audio for each roundtable and links to featured expert quotes. These materials will inform media and policymakers about key energy, pollution, and geopolitical challenges facing countries in the Asia-Pacific.


U.S.-CHINA ENERGY COOPERATION, May 28, 2015

AUDIO | FEATURED QUOTES

Participants

Dennis Blair
Co-Chair of the Pacific Energy Summit; Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence; Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; The National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Directors, United States

Zhou Dadi
China Energy Research Society, People’s Republic of China

Moderator

Simon Denyer
Washington Post Beijing Bureau Chief




THE GEOPOLITICS OF OIL AND GAS IN ASIA, May 28, 2015

AUDIO | FEATURED QUOTES

Participants

Satya Widya Yudha
House of Representatives, Republic of Indonesia

Ken Koyama
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Mikkal Herberg
The National Bureau of Asian Research, United States

Moderator

Charles Hutzler
Wall Street Journal Beijing Bureau Chief




HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, May 29, 2015

AUDIO | FEATURED QUOTES

Participants

Thein Lwin
House of Representatives, Myanmar

Yongping Zhai
Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Mark Thurber
Stanford University, United States

Moderator

Tom Cutler
Cutler International, LLC




Featured Summit Media Mentions

English language:

Financial Times Blog: Nick Butler, June 22, 2015
"Japan Returns to Nuclear Power"

South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
High prices threaten Beijing's target of natural gas accounting for 10pc of energy use"

China Economic Net, June 1, 2015
"Embracing the era of international energy cooperation"

Inquirer, June 1, 2015
"PH, Vietnam can wipe out Chinese forces in Spratlys – ex-USPACOM chief"

South China Morning Post, May 31, 2015
"ADB, AIIB only able to provide ‘fraction’ of Asia’s energy investment needs"

China Central Television (CCTV), May 29, 2015
"Experts seek to balance development & environment at Pacific Energy Summit"

ECNS/CNTV, May 29, 2015
"China's energy consumption in period of medium-low growth"

Voice of America, May 28, 2015
"Low Oil Prices Challenge China’s Fight Against Pollution"; also published in Chinese and Vietnamese

The Globe and Mail, May 28, 2015
"China faces sharp slowdown in natural gas demand"

The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2015
"Washington Playing ‘Whack-a-Mole’ in South China Sea, Says Ex-U.S. Official"

The Myanmar Times, May 26, 2015
"Myanmar considers LNG to meet growing energy demand"

The Boston Globe, May 25, 2015
"From afar, an optimistic view of America"

Anadolu Agency, May 22, 2015
"China takes more energy investment risks in Iraq"

The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2015
"China’s Frugal Oil Companies"

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, May 15, 2015
"ASPI Suggests"

Chinese language:

China Petroleum Daily, June 16, 2015
"Promoting Consensus on Cooperation"

People’s Daily, June 16, 2015
"Energy Enters High-Speed Transition Period, Renewables Lead This Century"

China Electric Power News, June 12, 2015
"Energy Reform Shockwave: New Energy Reforms Show World China's Resolve"

Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission, National Energy Board; China Power News Network, June 9, 2015
"2015 Pacific Energy Summit Held in Beijing "

China Financial and Economic News, June 4, 2015
"Renewables to Account for around 60% of China's Energy Output by 2050"

Placing Polaris Network News; North Star Energy Securities, June 4, 2015
"6th Pacific Energy Summit Held in Beijing on Energy Transition, Other Issues"

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit was co-hosted by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the China Energy Research Society. Lead sponsorship was provided by Chevron, and the Asian Development Bank served as a partner for the Summit. Additional sponsors included Accenture and ExxonMobil, as well as collaborating institutions The Center for Energy Governance & Security at Hanyang University and the Korea Energy Economics Institute. Under the theme, “Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security,” the forum explored collaborative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.


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