APERC Annual Conference

APERC Annual Conference 2017 16 and 17 May 2017, Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Japan

Opening Session

Opening Remarks Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
Introduction to Outlook 7th Edition Mr. James Kendell, Vice President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)

Session 1: Recent Energy Forecasts

This session discussed recent energy forecasts with the goal of putting the 7th APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook in context. As the APEC Outlook moves from 2040 to 2050, it is important to see how other forecasts handle the new decade. As always, economic growth, world oil price, and technological change will be the key variables of interest.
S1 Moderator Dr. Thierry Lefevre President, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development Foundation Director, Center for Energy-Environment Research & Development Co., Ltd.
S1-1 International Energy Outlook 2016 Ms. Angelina LaRose Director, Office of Integrated and International Energy Analysis, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
S1-2 World Energy Scenarios 2016 Mr. Christoph Menzel Project Manager, Scenarios and Resources Studies at the World Energy Council
S1-3 Asia/World Energy Outlook 2016 Ms. Yukari Yamashita Board Member, Director, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
S1-4 Global and Russian Energy Outlook Ms. Anna Lobanova Researcher, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
S1-5 ASEAN Energy Outlook Dr. Sanjayan Velautham Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy

Session 2: Considerations for development of a Low Carbon (2ºC Scenario) for APEC

This session focused on key considerations for the development of a low carbon scenario for the APEC region consistent with limiting global temperature increases to 2ºC. The objective of this session was to seek input from experts on tools used in model development to identify emission reduction pathways across different countries and the latest information on clean energy development globally and in APEC economies.
S2 Moderator Dr. Hardiv Harris Situmeang Chairman, Indonesian National Committee-World Energy Council
S2-1 Global Perspective on Low Carbon Scenario Development Dr. Uwe Remme Energy analyst, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
S2-2 Modelling a Low Carbon Pathway for the US Dr. James Edmonds Chief Scientist and Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Joint Global Change Research Institute
S2-3 Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in Mexico Dr. Jorge (Jordi) Tovilla Scientific Director, Tempus Analítica A.C.
S2-4 Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in Indonesia Dr. Ucok W.R. Siagian Senior Researcher, Center for Research on Energy Policy – Institute Teknologi Bandung
S2 Discussion Additional Discussant Mr. Shigeru Suehiro Group Manager, Energy Data and Modeling Centre, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
S2 Discussion Additional Discussant Mr. Takahiko Tagami Group Manager, Global Environment & Sustainable Development Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Session 3: Implementation of a Clean Energy Strategy

This Session focused on energy policy design and implementation necessary to transition the energy sector. Experts were invited to share lessons learnt and best practices in low carbon energy policies (including energy efficiency, renewables and other low carbon energy sources). The objective of this session was to identify energy policy options for accelerating deployment of clean energy options in the APEC region.
S3 Moderator Dr. Cary Bloyd Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
S3-1 Clean Energy Transition in China Dr. Chen Yi Assistant professor, China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation
S3-2 Clean Energy Transition in Viet Nam Dr. Hoang Tien Dung Director General, Institute of Energy
S3-3 Accelerating Adoption of Energy Efficiency Policies – G20 Plan of Action Mr. Robert Sandoli Director, International Program, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
S3-4 Best Practices in Implementing a Renewable Energy Strategy Dr. Asami Miketa Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency, Innovation and Technology Centre

Session 4: Fossil Fuels and Energy Security

This session revisited the role of fossil fuels in the APEC Region mainly from the viewpoint of energy
security and discuss possible regional cooperation in the Region to strengthen energy security of each
APEC economies. The objective of this session was to seek input from leading energy experts on formulation of an APEC project for regional energy security cooperation in near future.
S4 Moderator Dr. Marwan Masri President Emeritus, Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary
S4-1 Session Introduction Dr. Kazutomo Irie General Manager, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) Senior Research Fellow, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
S4-2 Revisiting the Role of Fossil Fuels in the APEC Region from Malaysia’s Viewpoint Dr. Mohd Shaharin Bin Umar Director of Energy Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department
S4-3 Revisiting the Role of Fossil Fuels in the APEC Region from Japan’s Viewpoint Dr. Ken Koyama Managing Director & Chief Economist, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
S4-4 Revisiting the Role of Fossil Fuels in the APEC Region from US’ Viewpoint Mr. Adam Sieminski James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC
S4-5 European Energy Security Cooperation post-Brexit Ms. Joan MacNaughton Chair, The Climate Group and the Energy Academy of Europe
S4-6 Regional Energy Security Cooperation in the APEC Region Dr. Jyuung-Shiauu Chern Lead Shepherd, Energy Working Group, APEC
S4 Discussion Additional Discussant Ms. Penelope Howarth Program Director, Energy at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat
S4 Discussion Additional Discussant Dr. Michelle Michot Foss Chief Energy Economist and Program Manager, Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics, The University of Texas at Austin

Closing Remarks