Thomas Lutken
Senior Project Manager
Energy and Environmental Affairs

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U.S.-Indonesia Cooperation

Meeting Energy and Sustainability Goals

On June 16, 2021, NBR convened a virtual discussion with Satya Widya Yudha, National Energy Council of the Republic of Indonesia, as part of the 2021 Pacific Energy Summit Series.


Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

U.S.-Indonesia Cooperation: Meeting Energy and Sustainability Goals

Satya Widya Yudha, National Energy Council, Republic of Indonesia


Meredith Miller, Albright-Stonebridge Group

“Regarding collaboration, Indonesia is willing to help in any way possible. Hopefully, Indonesia can be an example of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.”

Satya Widya Yudha, National Energy Council of the Republic of Indonesia

Satya Yudha and Meredith Miller

Panelist Satya Widya Yudha with moderator Meredith Miller (Albright-Stonebridge Group).

Speaker Biographies

Meredith Miller is a Principal at Albright-Stonebridge Group and co-leads the firm’s East Asia & Pacific practice. Prior to joining ASG, she was Senior Vice President at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), where she led research programs on economic, energy, and trade issues to bring objective, detailed analysis of strategic developments in Asia to policymakers. Before that, Ms. Miller served at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Policy. She was a Southeast Asia Analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and an Associate Director at the White House National Security Council. Previously, Ms. Miller worked at the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council on a technical assistance program to support completion of a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Vietnam. Ms. Miller serves as a Senior Advisor to NBR. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Satya Widya Yudha is a Member of the National Energy Council of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2020-2025 period. He was appointed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia with the approval of the Indonesian Parliament. Satya Widya Yudha was previously a Member of Parliament and served as Vice Chairman of Commission I, in the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, overseeing defense, foreign affairs, communication, and intelligence, and before then as Vice Chairman of Commission VII, which oversees energy and mineral resources, the environment and forestry, higher education, and research and technology in Indonesia. He has also chaired the Green Economy and Alternative Energy Caucus of the House of Representatives since 2012. Mr. Yudha has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, both domestically and overseas. He is an expert on energy geopolitics and economics (with a focus on Indonesia, China, and Vietnam) and further specializes in energy security, energy subsidies, U.S.-Indonesia energy issues, strategic relations, national oil companies, and climate change. He graduated with an MSc from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and attended Executive Education sessions from the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.

About the 2021 Pacific Energy Summit Series

The 2021 Pacific Energy Summit Series explores regional energy and climate cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, with a focus on U.S. relationships with key partners in the region. Indonesia has long been a leader in Southeast Asia and an important economic and political partner of the United States. Ongoing shifts in energy trade dynamics, climate mitigation ambitions, and policy priorities, particularly in the United States, present an opportune moment to examine and revitalize this bilateral relationship.

This Pacific Energy Summit discussion will convene 25-30 senior stakeholders in government, industry, and academia from across the Indo-Pacific to discuss the priorities, opportunities, and examine new avenues for cooperation amid ongoing changes in policies and strategies between the U.S. and Indonesia. Learn more.