APERC Annual Conference

APERC Annual Conference 2016 25 May 2016,Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo,Japan

Opening Session

Opening Remarks Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)

Session 1: Considerations for Long Term Scenario Development

This session will discuss key issues impacting the long term outlook of the energy sector including climate change, technology, renewables, energy efficiency and conservation. The objective of this session is to seek input from leading energy experts on improvements to the APEC Energy Demand and
Supply Outlook for the development of the 7th edition.
Session Introduction Ms.Cecilia Tam, Special Adviser, APERC
S1-1 Climate Change and Technology Considerations in Outlook Development  Mr.Kamel Ben Naceur, Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, IEA
S1-2 Balancing Market and Policy Drivers in Scenario Development Dr.Rob Whitney, Executive Chair of Scenarios Study, World Energy Council
S1-3 Insights from Reinventing Fire: China and US Dr.Nan Zhou, Co-Director, China Energy Group, LBNL
S1-4 Role of Energy Efficiency in Long Term Energy Planning Dr.Twarath Sutabutr, Director General, Energy Policy and Planning Office(EPPO), Ministry of Energy, Thailand
S1-5 Future of Renewable Energy Mr.Jeffrey Skeer,Senior Programme Officer, IRENA
Discussion Additional discussant Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Lead Shepherd, APEC Energy Working Group (EWG)

Session 2: Implications of Prolonged Low Energy Prices on the Energy Mix

This session will focus on the outlook for energy supply and will discuss the impacts of prolonged low energy prices on investments in the energy sector. It will also evaluate the challenges faced by renewables and other low carbon energy technologies as well as implications for energy sector investments.
S2-1 Outlook for Energy Prices and Supply Dr.Ken Koyama, Chief Economist, IEEJ
S2-2 Can Gas replace Coal as APEC’s Leading Fuel? Mr. Satry Nugraha, Secretary General, National Energy Council of Indonesia
S2-3 Challenges for Renewables Ms.Rana Adib, Research Coordinator, REN 21
S2-4 Implications for Energy Sector Investments Mr.Takayuki Nogami, Chief Economist, JOGMEC
Discussion Additional discussant Dr.Ali Izadi Najafabadi, Head of Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Session 3: Prospects for An Energy Security Framework in the Asia-Pacific Region

This Session will evaluate the energy security situation in the Asia-Pacific Region and prospects for an APEC energy security framework. Discussion will cover current regional situation, key elements and conceivable obstacles to developing a framework.
S3-1 Assessment of Global Energy Security Situation Dr.Leo Lester, Research Fellow, KAPSARC
S3-2 Challenges for Energy Security in the Asia Pacific Region Mr.Mario Marasigan, OIC-Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, the Philippines
S3-3 New Approaches to Managing Energy Security Concerns Dr.Ross Lambie, General Manager, Resources and Energy Economics Branch, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australia
Discussion Additional discussant Prof.Fengqi Zhou,Senior Advisor, Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission
Closing Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, President, APERC