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2018 Pacific Energy Summit

An Indo-Pacific Vision for Energy and Environmental Security


On November 14 the National Bureau of Asian Research held its invitation-only 2018 Pacific Energy Summit in Washington, D.C.

Over the next two decades, the Indo-Pacific will account for two-thirds of global energy demand growth, and by 2035 it will account for one-half of total global energy consumption. Not only will the region be the largest importer of energy, but it, unfortunately, will also be the largest source of carbon emissions and have some of the most dangerous levels of air pollution. The 2018 Summit will explore these challenges and the implications for policymakers under the theme “An Indo-Pacific Vision for Energy and Environmental Security.”

Throughout the program, top leaders from government, industry, and research engaged in a frank, interactive discussion alongside an expert-level audience. The goal of the Summit is to advance innovative solutions to the challenges of meeting rising energy demand while shifting toward a cleaner energy mix, all in the context of an increasingly complex and competitive regional strategic environment.

Featured speakers included:

PES 2018
Left to right: Congressman Joaquin Castro (U.S. House of Representatives, TX-20), Senator Lisa Murkowski (U.S. Senate, Alaska), Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk (U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources), and Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Urbanas (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of International
Affairs)

AGENDA

ENERGY SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES’ NEW INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY

Welcome

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., The National Bureau of Asian Research

Keynotes

    Congressman Joaquin Castro, House of Representatives, United States
    Senator Lisa Murkowski, State of Alaska, United States

Panel Moderator

    Clara Gillispie, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panelists

    Sandra Oudkirk, Department of State, United States
    Congressman Charles W. Boustany Jr., The National Bureau of Asian Research
    Fei Yu, Asian Development Bank

A NEW ERA FOR OIL SECURITY AND EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION

Moderator

    James Slutz, National Petroleum Council

Panelists

    Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
    Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California–San Diego
    Clara Gillispie, The National Bureau of Asian Research
    Phyllis Yoshida, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

WHAT IS THE RIGHT ENERGY MIX FOR THE INDO-PACIFIC’S ELECTRIFYING FUTURE?

Moderator

    Peter Hughes, Peter Hughes Advisory, Ltd.

Panelists

    Se Hyun Ahn, University of Seoul
    Brian Eyler, Stimson Center
    Didier Holleaux, Engie
    Elizabeth Urbanas, Department of Energy, United States

GLOBALIZING GAS MARKETS
Maximizing the Benefits for Energy and Environmental Security in the Indo-Pacific

Moderator

    Jane Nakano, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panelists

    Leslie Palti Guzman, GasVista LLC
    Masaaki Yamada, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    Kurt Glaubitz, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration & Production Company

CONCLUDING REMARKS

    Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Working Papers and Articles

The Transformation of Energy Markets and the Role of Innovation in Reshaping National Energy Mixes

Peter Hughes, Peter Hughes Advisory, Ltd.

The Future of Asia’s Natural Gas Market: The Need for a Regional LNG Hub

Leslie Palti Guzman, GasVista LLC

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