Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition

On December 1, 2015, NBR and the US-ASEAN Business Council cohosted the launch of NBR’s 2015 Energy Security Report, “Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition.”



    Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Alexandra Stuart, US-ASEAN Business Council

PANEL ONE: The Role of Energy in Indonesia’s Strategic and Economic Outlook


    Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research


    Alexandra Stuart, US-ASEAN Business Council

    Emy Perdanahari, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

    J. William Ichord, International Business Consultant

PANEL TWO: Environmental Drivers of Indonesia’s Energy Policymaking


    Clara Gillispie, The National Bureau of Asian Research


    Luluk Sumiarso, The Indonesian Institute for Clean Energy and Climate Change

    Meredith Miller, Albright Stonebridge Group

    Donald Hertzmark, DMP Resources

Event Background

Indonesia’s successful democratic transition and strong economy have made the country a major political and economic power in both Southeast Asia and the broader region. Indonesia is now a key strategic and economic partner for the United States, as well as Japan and other countries in Asia, and has played an increasingly important role in shaping the future of the Asia-Pacific.

Energy resources and exports are a critical part of Indonesia’s success story and have helped raise levels of prosperity across Asia. However, rapidly rising energy demand, ongoing energy subsidies, and declining production have begun to erode this progress.

With these concerns in mind, the event examined the following issues:

  • Indonesia’s energy outlook, critical policy and market challenges, and major developments under the Jokowi administration
  • The country’s evolving coal, gas, and electricity nexus, and how stakeholders are seeking to manage the balance between affordability and sustainability
  • Key questions for promoting oil supply security
  • Efforts to strengthen environmental policymaking
  • Implications for the United States and the Asia-Pacific

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Event Sponsors

Asian Development Bank


Event Co-Hosts

About the Energy Security Program

NBR’s Energy Security Program convenes top energy and geopolitical experts from industry, research, and policy for an assessment of the developments taking place in Asian energy markets and their implications for geopolitics. To inform and strengthen the public policy dialogue, experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, the annual Energy Security Report, and a public launch event in the fall. Learn more.