Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Session 1-1: “Shale Gas and Liquids: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region”
This session will explore the barriers and opportunities for shale gas and liquid development in the APEC region, especially outside the United States. A key question is whether the success the United States has had with shale gas and liquids development can be replicated in other APEC economies. Issues to be considered include resource quality, environmental sustainability, economic incentives, and transportation access.
S1-1 Moderator: Dr. Marwan Masri
S1-1 Coordinator: Mr. Juan Roberto LOZANO MAYA
Special Lunch Session
Session 1-2: “Russian Gas Trade: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region”
Eastern Russia possesses huge gas resources and sits adjacent to major energy markets with limited domestic gas supplies, including China, Japan, and Korea. Yet so far, the trade between Russia and these economies has been modest. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater Russian gas exports to the APEC Region, including pricing, transportation infrastructure, and energy security concerns.
S1-2 Moderator: Prof. Fengqi Zhou
S1-2 Coordinators: Ms Naomi WYNN & Mr Dmitry SOKOLOV
Session 1-3: “Sustainably Meeting China’s Growing Energy Needs: How to Meet the Challenge?”
China is, or soon will be, both the world’s largest economy and the world’s largest source of energy demand. China’s growing energy needs pose challenges in at least three dimensions: environmental (especially particulates and greenhouse gas emissions), domestic resource availability, and imported energy security. This session will consider how China can best meet these challenges through domestic policies and international cooperation.
S1-3 Moderator: Dr. Ralph SAMUELSON
S1-3 Coordinator: Dr Ralph SAMUELSON
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Session 2-1: “Geothermal: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region?”
The APEC region aligns almost perfectly with the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, where much of the world’s geothermal energy potential is concentrated. While some APEC economies lead the world in geothermal development, the future potential is much larger. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater geothermal electricity development in the APEC region. Issues to be considered include environmental regulation, economic incentives, and transmission grid access.
S2-1 Moderator: Dr. Hardiv Harris SITUMEANG
S2-1 Coordinator: Mr Chrisnawan ANDITYA & Ms Elvira Torres GELINDON
Session2-2: “Electricity Interconnection in the APEC Region: Barriers and Opportunities”
In North America, and increasingly in Southeast Asia, APEC economies routinely trade electricity with their neighbours. Northeast Asia stands out as the exception, as trade between Northeast Asian APEC economies is almost non-existent, despite what would appear to be attractive economics and potential environmental benefits. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater electricity trade in both Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, including pricing, transmission infrastructure, and energy security concerns. It will especially focus on what Northeast Asia can learn from the Southeast Asian experience.
S2-2 Moderator: Prof Thierry LEFEVRE
S2-2 Coordinators: Mr Dmitry SOKOLOV & Dr Aishah Binti MOHD. ISA
Session2-3: “Potential Energy Technology Game-Changers”
Technology never ceases to bring surprises to those who attempt to make plans for our energy futures. Shale gas and liquids, wind power, and improving vehicle fuel economy, to name three, are each having impacts on energy markets that far exceed our expectations of a few years ago. What will the next surprise be? This session discusses some candidate technologies and their potential impacts.
S2-3 Moderator: Mr Wayne CALDER
S2-3 Coordinators: Dr Hooman PEIMANI & Dr Ralph SAMUELSON
Session2-4: “Towards the Outlook 6th Edition”
APERC is currently engaged in the modelling work for the APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook, 6th Edition, to be published in 2015. There are, however, still many decisions to be made about the 6th Edition, especially regarding the alternative cases to be considered. This session focuses on the decisions still to be made, and seeks ideas and suggestions for the 6th Edition from conference participants.
S2-4 Moderator: Prof. Kenichi MATSUI
S2-4 Coordinators: Dr Ralph SAMUELSON & Dr Brantley LIDDLE