Session 1-1: Energy Demand and Supply: Business-as-Usual
APERC is preparing the 6th Edition of APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook which aims to provide a basic point of reference and possible options to decision makers in the APEC region.
The objectives of this session is to present the preliminary results of the Energy Outlook Business-as-Usual done by APERC and obtain new ideas and updates on energy demand-side developments from the invited speakers
Session 1-2: Opportunities and Barriers to Improve Energy Intensity
This session aims to explore current trends, technology potentials, key barriers and policy options underlying energy intensity improvement. The Outlook 6th Edition considers APEC’s 45% energy intensity reduction target. This session will cover the following: What are the current trends in the energy demand across the buildings, industry and transport sectors? What are the potentials for energy efficiency and technology development? Lessons learned in policy design and implementation in APEC economies and how can more effective policies be designed and implemented?
Session 2-1: Renewable Energy: How to Achieve APEC’s Doubling Goal?
The APEC region is endowed with abundant potential of renewable energy like geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind as a modal to promote low carbon energy development. Such has been realized by APEC Leaders by setting regional goal of doubling share of renewable energy by 2030. This session will explore the future potential development and deployment of more renewable energy in electricity sector and transport sector that could contribute to achieving the APEC goal. Issues to be considered include policy gap, cost reduction of capital, government support and other barriers to development and deployment.
Session2-2: Alternative Power Mix Scenario
The objective of this session is to discuss the considerations, drivers and trade-offs underlying the design of an electricity generation portfolio in APEC Economies. The topic will be approached from different and possibly contrasting angles, including those from the government and the industry, from developed and developing economies and from experts with technical and political backgrounds. Some issues that could be raised by the speakers in this session relate to the economic, infrastructure and institutional criteria that favour certain energy sources for their use in the generation of electricity. The energy sources proposed for the discussion are cleaner use of coal, natural gas and nuclear energy.