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.




    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


    Charles Hutzler, Wall Street Journal Beijing Bureau Chief



    Thein Lwin, House of Representatives, Myanmar
    Yongping Zhai, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
    Mark Thurber, Stanford University, United States


    Tom Cutler, Cutler International, LLC



    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


    Simon Denyer, Washington Post Beijing Bureau Chief

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

About the Pacific Energy Summit

The annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.