Q&As: Pacific Energy Summit
Coal in Asia and the Impact of the Shale Gas Revolution
In advance of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit in Vancouver, Mark Thurber (Stanford University) discussed his research regarding the future of coal use in Asia given the development of North American unconventional gas production.
Japan's Energy Supply Mix and the Economic Impact
NBR spoke with Risaburo Nezu (Fujitsu Research Institute) about the outlook for Japan’s energy supply mix and the economic impact that the changes in energy policies could create.
ASEAN and the South China Sea: Deepening Divisions
NBR asked Ian Storey (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) for his insights into developments in the South China Sea, divisions between ASEAN members at the recent ASEAN-led meetings in Cambodia, and what this means for regional stability.
The Debate over Rare Earths: Recent Developments in Industry and the WTO Case
NBR reunited two leading rare earths experts—Yufan Hao (University of Macau) and Jane Nakano (Center for Strategic and International Studies)—whose previous NBR Q&A details the political and economic dimensions of China’s halt of rare earth exports to Japan in 2010. Their latest remarks assess the context, possible consequences, and implications of the WTO case- for China, the rare earth industry, and global trade and politics.
Game Changers in Asia's Energy and Power Markets
As the world’s most dynamic economic region, Asia is attempting to expand electricity access and ensure energy security without compromising the environment. Mr. Herberg describes specific obstacles that lie ahead, as well as new opportunities that have emerged to help Asia make a shift toward abundant, reliable, and cleaner energy.
Rethinking Asia’s Energy Mix: Sustainable, Reliable Nuclear Power
In advance of the 2012 Pacific Energy Summit, to be held in Hanoi on March 20–22, Hooman Peimani, Head of the Energy Security Division and Principal Fellow in the Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Asia’s energy mix and argues that nuclear power is still a viable alternative to fossil fuels in a post-Fukushima Asia.
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Powering Asia through Technology
In advance of the 2012 Pacific Energy Summit, to be held in Hanoi, March 20–22, 2012, NBR asked Peter Hughes, Director and Head of the Energy Practice at Ricardo, a multi-industry energy consulting firm, to outline the important role that new technology can play in addressing Asia’s rapidly rising energy demand.