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Workshop on APEC Coal Supply Security,Tokyo, Japan, 20 March 2015

Energy security and the impacts of energy shortages to the economy are crucial topics for the APEC region.

The coal production faces a lot of uncertainty in supply sources and quantity, including, reserve, developing cost, quality, transportation cost, transportation infrastructure capacity, etc. in the midst of strong requirement for stable and cheap supply of coal. The new development of coal mining has strong challenges in increase in cost, environmental regulations, lack in infrastructure, etc.
Therefore, in considering coal as one of the alternative, diversified and stable energy sources in future in APEC region from security perspective, a rigorous and deep analysis on factors such as supply potential, economic competitiveness and supply risks must be pursued.

Main purpose of the Workshop

- Discuss the APEC region’s energy challenges particularly in coal
- Analyse coal supply barriers and risks to the continued development of the coal industry and energy security in the APEC region
- Additionally, the result of this workshop will be used for analysis for the upcoming “APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 6th Edition” (Coal Supply Chapter).

We have uploaded the presentation slides of each expert who provided their permission.

The presentations of Ms. Elvira Torres Gelindon and Mr. Dmitry Sokolov, both APERC research staff were based on tentative opinions and ongoing research analysis. In order to avoid misunderstandings of our website viewers, these presentation slides will be omitted.

Opening Session

Opening Remarks Mr. Takato Ojimi, the President of APERC
Welcome Remarks Mr. Katsuhisa Shimakura, Director for Coal Policy, Coal Division, METI, Japan

Session 1: IEEJ’s and APERC’s Presentations on Coal

Coal Policy and Supply/Demand in Japan Mr. Koji Morita, Board Member, Director, Fossil Fuels & Electric Power Industry Unit, the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ)
Overview of the Upcoming APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 6th Edition Ms. Elvira Torres Gelindon, Senior Researcher of APERC
The Role of Coal in Energy Balance of APEC Economies for the Period up to 2040 (Coal Chapter of the Upcoming APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 6th Edition) Mr. Dmitry Sokolov, Researcher of APERC

Session 2: Experts’ Presentations on Coal Supply Security

Coal Supply and Exports in Australia Ms. Kate Penney, Economist, Resources Program, Resources and Energy Economics Branch, Economics and Analytical Services Division, the Department of Industry and Science, Australia
Possible Coal Supply Risk Factors That Influence Asia-Pacific Markets: A Canadian Perspective Mr. Francois Nguyen, Principal, Global Energy Strategic Intelligence, Canada (Former Director, International Energy Policy Branch, Alberta Energy, Government of Alberta, Canada)
China’s Coal Supply and Future Development Dr. Du Bing, Staff, Coal Department of the National Energy Administration, China
Coal Policy in Indonesia Mr. Sukhyar, Director General, Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
Status and Prospects of Russian Coal Export to the Asia-Pacific Region Prof Alexander Kovalchuk, Director General, Coal Research Marketing Institute, Moscow, Russia
Coal Issues in the U.S. Dr. Ian Lange, Assistant Professor, Division of Economic and Business, Colorado School of Mines, US
Vietnam Coal Potential and Development Orientation Dr. Nguyen Binh, Office Manager, Vietnam Science and Technology Association, Viet Nam
Mongolian Coal Sector, Trends 2015 Mr. Davaasuren Bayarsaikhan, Director, AMC LLC, Mongolia
Wrap-up: Coal Supply Risk Factors That Influence Coal market of APEC Mr. Dmitry Sokolov, Researcher of APERC