2015 Pacific Energy Summit

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit, “Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security,” was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from May 27 to 29. The Summit convened an exclusive group of 200 leaders from government, business, and research organizations to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

The National Bureau of Asian Research serves as the Secretariat for the Pacific Energy Summit and was pleased to join the China Energy Research Society (CERS) in co-hosting the 2015 Summit in Beijing.

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit explored innovative solutions to these challenges in a high-trust setting through discussion among senior policymakers, scientists, industry leaders, and researchers.


Media Wrap-Up: Audio and Featured Quotes


Speaker highlights included:

Jeff Appleton, ExxonMobil

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

Chen Weidong, CNOOC Energy Economics Institute

Xavier Chen, Beijing Energy Club

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego

Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics

Tadashi Maeda, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Melody Meyer, Chevron Asia Pacific Production and Exploration Company; NBR Board of Directors

Tan Rongyao, National Energy Administration, People’s Republic of China

Kang Wu, FGE Beijing

Satya W. Yudha, House of Representatives, Indonesia

Zhou Dadi, China Energy Research Society

Summit Co-Chairs

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence; Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; Member, NBR Board of Directors

Zhou Dadi, Former Director General, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission; Standing President, CERS

Summit Working Papers

Enabling Clean Coal Technologies in Emerging Asia

    Han Phoumin, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Gas in Asia: From Regional Premium to Global Commodity?

    Peter Hughes, global gas partners gmbh
    Daniel Muthmann, global gas partners gmbh

China’s Market-Oriented Reforms in the Energy and Environmental Sectors

    An Bo, Asian Development Bank
    Lin Weibin, China Energy Research Society
    Zhou Aiming, Asian Development Bank
    Zhou Wei, Asian Development Bank

Summit Essay

One Hundred Years of Sino-U.S. Energy Cooperation

    Chen Weidong, CNOOC Energy Economics Institute; Renmin University

Summit Sponsors