2016 Pacific Energy Summit

Sustainable Futures: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition

The 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, “Sustainable Futures: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition,” was held in Singapore from June 22 to 24. The Summit convened an exclusive group of senior policy, industry, and research leaders from more than 20 countries to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

For the first time in years, energy security conversations are not dominated by concerns over tight markets and skyrocketing prices. However, policymakers and industry leaders must avoid complacency with regards to energy policies and investment in the face of abundance. By bringing together a high-level group of leaders from policy, industry, and academia, the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit shed light on the opportunities, as well as potential pitfalls, facing decision-makers in these times of transition.

Working Papers

Coal, Gas, or Nuclear: Asia’s Inconvenient Energy Choice
Mark Thurber, Stanford University

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Natural Gas and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific
Xunpeng Shi, Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India
Srikanth Shastry, World Resources Institute
Madhav Pai, World Resources Institute

Summit Briefs

China’s Oil Industry Enters a New Era with the Trends of Energy Transitions
Chen Weidong, DFS Energy Consultants (Beijing)

Rethinking Energy Security in Northeast Asia Under Lower Oil Prices: A South Korean Perspective
Younkyoo Kim, Hanyang University

Prices and Politics Dim Canada’s Hopes for Diversifying Its Energy Export Markets
Eva Busza, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Heather Kincaide, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Indonesia’s Gas Challenge: Can the Former LNG Champion Regain Its Leadership?
Donald Hertzmark, DMP Resources

Japan’s Energy Security in the Age of Low Oil Prices
Shoichi Itoh, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

2016 PES Sponsors


Speaker highlights included:

Jeff Appleton, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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

Mely Caballero-Anthony, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Kavita Gandhi, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

Munetaka Horiguchi, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Ambassador Tariq Karim, Vivekananda International Foundation; World Bank

Edwin Khew, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore; The Institution of Engineers, Singapore

Thein Lwin, Commission for the Assessment for Legal Affairs and Special Issues, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar

Ben Micah, National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

Meredith Miller, Albright Stonebridge Group; NBR

Bambang Susantono, Asian Development Bank

Tan Eng Chye, National University of Singapore

Irshad Vaziralli, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

Satya Widya Yudha, House of Representatives, Indonesia