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China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

China's Energy Crossroads

Report | Nov 17, 2014

China’s Energy Crossroads

Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance


On November 18, 2014, NBR and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation co-hosted a Capitol Hill launch for NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report, “China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance.” This event featured on-the-record discussion on the key issues driving the quest for energy security in the Asia-Pacific. Participants discussed major shifts underway in Beijing’s energy security strategies, and how the country will impact market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific more broadly.

Audio

INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS

Welcome

    Meredith Miller, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Introduction

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

Opening Remarks

    John Hempelmann, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation


PANEL ONE: China’s Energy Crossroads

Moderator

    Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panelists

    Erica Downs, Eurasia Group

    Li Zhidong, Nagaoka University of Technology

    Chen Weidong, CNOOC Energy Economics Institute


PANEL TWO: Toward a New Energy and Environmental Balance? Strengthening U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change

Moderator

    Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panelists

    Li Bin, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America

    Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University

    Craig Gannett, Henry M. Jackson Foundation


For a brief synopsis of key speakers’ main arguments, see: Henry M. Jackson Foundation blog.

Agenda

Agenda and Speaker Bios


Admiral Dennis C. Blair and John Hempelmann discuss the role of U.S.-China leadership in addressing energy and environmental security challenges.

Meredith Miller welcomes participants to the launch of the 2014 Energy Security Report, “China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance.”

Mikkal Herberg shares insights from NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Program, which he has led since its inception in 2004.

Chen Weidong discusses China’s targets for expanding its use of natural gas and raises key questions for industry and policy.

Mikkal Herberg (NBR) and Li Zhidong discuss the coal-electricity nexus and the potential for peak coal in China.

Erica Downs offers insight into the evolving role of China’s national oil companies in world markets.

Lara Iglitzin highlights the role of the Chinese public in strengthening responses to China’s energy and environmental challenges.

Panel participant Li Bin comments on the progress of China’s energy reforms and discusses key issues for policymakers.

Mikkal Herberg, Li Bin, Joanna Lewis, and Craig Gannett discuss the recent U.S.-China climate agreement and U.S.-China cooperation.

Craig Gannett discusses evolving U.S. energy policies in the context of the U.S.-China agreement on climate change.

Joanna Lewis details potential steps for bolstering the U.S.-China climate partnership.

Participants engage in moderated discussion.

Sponsors

Asian Development Bank
Chevron
ConocoPhillips
ExxonMobil
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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